Sherman County eNews #188


Substation Fire in Wasco & Sherman Counties, Oregon


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: July 18th, 2018 12:44 PM

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Substation Fire, burning near The Dalles, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

The Office of State Marshal’s Red Incident Management Team, four structural task forces, and two strike teams from Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Central Oregon, Yamhill, and Marion counties arrived early this morning and began working to protect structures.

A Level 3 evacuation was put in place for Eight Mile Road at Emerson Loop Road to Emerson Loop Road and Company Hollow Road, as well as all of Wrentham Market Road and Mason Road.

The following Level 1, 2 and 3 evacuations for Sherman County are as follows: [some evacuation level notices have been adjusted to conditions]

–South of Gordon Ridge Rd from the Deschutes River, east to Hwy 97 and south to King Lane, South along Sayrs Rd to Payne Loop is a Level 3.

–The Towns of Grass Valley and Moro are Level 2.

–North of Gordon Ridge Rd to Interstate 84 and HWY 206, east to Hwy 97 and south along Henrichs, Douma and Lone Rock Rd, and south to Rutledge Lane, as well as the area further south between Finnegan Rd to the Deschutes River is a Level 2.

–The area east of HWY 97 to Hwy 206, and south to Fairview Rd is a Level 1.

Deschutes River from Sherars Bridge to the mouth and Deschutes Park are at Level 3.

Oregon’s conflagration may be invoked only by the Governor and allows the State Fire Marshal to dispatch structural firefighters and equipment.

More information on evacuations is available at Sherman and Wasco County Sheriffs Facebook:

Substation Fire in Wasco & Sherman Counties

KGW Fire Report

Sherman County Sheriff puts Segments 3,4 of Lower Deschutes River under Evacuation Notice