UPDATE: Evacuation Order Lifted For Santiam Canyon

Recent rainfall has reduced the fire danger

September 19, 2017, 5:10 pm

Update: Today in cooperation with fire officials and Marion County Emergency Management the decision was made to move the Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Breitenbush summer homes to a level 1 or a ready evacuation state. 

Recent rainfall has reduced the fire danger, however residents should be cautious when returning home.

The continued forecast has called for additional rains and the potential for mudslides in the area. 

The Breitenbush area will remain in a level 1 or ready state until the fire danger is no longer of concern which will most likely be sometime this fall or winter. 

The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of the personnel involved in the firefighting efforts during the Whitewater, Little Devil and Scorpion fires in Marion County.

Original Story: On Sept. 14 the Marion County Commissioners issued a level 3 evacuation order for Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Breitenbush Summer Homes.

Today, despite recent rain fall, fire officials in cooperation with Marion County Emergency Management have elected to remain at that level 3 or "Go" evacuation for the those areas.

The decision was made after weather experts determined a risk for thunder and lightening in the Santiam Canyon.

Forest conditions remain at an extreme danger for fire even with recent rains. 

Please follow the Marion County Emergency Alerts web page for the most up to date information concerning evacuations in Marion County.  http://www.co.marion.or.us/Alerts

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