October 4, 2022

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Level 3 ‘Go Now’ notices for Oakridge, Westfir, High Prairie

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The Lane County Sheriff's Office announced Level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notifications in the Oakridge, Westfir and High Prairie areas, both within city limits and in the surrounding unincorporated areas. Highway 58 is Closed from milepost 37 to 70.

by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office

The Cedar Creek Fire is prompting Level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notifications in the Oakridge, Westfir and High Prairie areas, both within city limits and in the surrounding unincorporated areas. 

Highway 58 is Closed from milepost 37 to 70.

The notice was issued at 7:16 p.m. Sept. 9, 2022. A map of evacuation areas is available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/CedarCreek

Level 3 means leave immediately! Do NOT take time to gather things. GO NOW!

There is immediate and imminent danger and you should evacuate immediately.  DO NOT delay leaving your property to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.  Drive carefully, turn on your headlights, and follow any directions from public safety personnel.  

Residents are advised to travel west.

If you choose to ignore this notice, public safety personnel may not be available to assist you further.

Residents are encouraged to evacuate to the Temporary Evacuation Point at Lane Community College (4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene). The Temporary Evacuation Point is located in Building 16. 

Lane Transit District is providing buses to help people who do not have transportation to evacuate. The buses will be staged at: 

  • Oakridge High School (47997 W 1st St.) 
  • First Baptist Church (47606 School St.)

Information about large and companion animal sheltering is available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/CedarCreek.

Public safety personnel cannot guarantee they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Continue to closely monitor your phone, local media and www.LaneCountyOR.gov/CedarCreek for information.

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