Thursday, August 17, 2017


News Release from Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 9:41 PM
Released by: Lt. Bryan Husband, Special Services Coordinator

Date: 08/16/17

Due to increased fire activity on the Milli Fire located west of Sisters, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 1 (Be Ready) Pre-evacuation notice for the following areas:

All areas south of Hwy 242 (McKenzie Hwy) and west of the Pole Creek Ditch (1-1 ?1/2 Miles west of and parallel to FS Road 16/Three Creeks Rd). This area includes the Crossroads Subdivision and homes off of Edgington Rd and Remuda Rd.

Level 1: Means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers. We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations. We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents.

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  1. Can someone explain to me why they dont log burned areas after a fire. Theres millions of dollars to be made on burned timber but instead these earth muffin liberals leave it there only to be fuel for the next lightning strike. Im tellin ya these guys are not the sharpest tools in the shed.

    1. Hello there,
      I'm the Public Affairs Specialist for the Deschutes National Forest. We actually do many timber sales after forest fires. We bring in special teams (Rapid Area Response) to help us assess what is merchantable timber and address environmental concerns. Not all timber is merchantable so it is not suitable for sale, and some of it is so far away from a mill that contractors won't bid on it because they won't be able to make enough money, and then some timber is in sensitive areas where we do not want equipment operating. Each fire area is different and requires its own assessment.
      Hope that answers your questions. Thanks for the comment.

  2. I'm seeing a Level 2 Evac for the Milli fire?