Thursday, August 17, 2017

CHANGE IN LOCATION for Public Meeting in Sisters

CHANGE in Location
Public Meeting on Milli Fire to be held in Sisters
Public’s opportunity to hear current conditions and management strategies

SISTERS– Today the Deschutes National Forest and the Type 1 Incident Management Team managing the Milli Fire will host a public meeting to provide information about the fire and evacuation orders for Crossroads (Level 2), Edington (Level 2) and Tollgate (Level 1) Subdivisions.
The Milli Fire is located 8 miles west of Sisters and approximately 1.5 miles southwest of Black Crater Lake. It has been burning within the Three Sisters Wilderness since last Friday. Yesterday a Type 1 Incident Management Team (Southwest Team 2) took over management of the Milli Fire and the Belknap fire on the Ochoco National Forest. Yesterday afternoon the fire grew from approximately 260 acres to an estimated 3,000 acres with 0% containment prompting the need for evacuation orders to be put in place by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department.
The public meeting will be held today in Sisters from 6-7 p.m. at the Sisters High School, 1700McKinney Butte Rd, Sisters, Ore.
At the meeting, the public will hear from Forest Service and fire management staff about the current status of the fire, strategies for managing the fire and the resources at risk. The public will also learn about how to stay informed about the fire.
For more information about the meeting, please contact the Sisters Ranger District at 541-549-7700.
For information about evacuations, please contact the Central Oregon Joint Information Center at 541-550-4888.


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