The Evacuation Level at Marks Creek area is now downgraded to Level 1. Crook County agencies are resuming normal daily operations. ODOT begins piloted car traffic through the fire area of Hwy 26. (See Below)
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Michael Ryan July 22, 2014
Crook County, Oregon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WATERMAN COMPLEX FIRE
By Emergency Manager, Michael Ryan, 541-447-6398
Effective 0800hrs July 22, 2014, Crook County Emergency Management in conjunction with the Waterman Complex Fire Management Team in Mitchell, OR is reducing the Level 2 Advisory to a Level 1 Advisory.
The Level 1 advisory reminds residents that there is still a working wild land fire in the area. Fire crews and contractors will still be working in the area and that surrounding forest roads are still in forest closure. Additionally vehicular traffic on Hwy 26E will begin to return to normal starting with Pilot Cars leading traffic through the fire zone along Hwy 26. Please see ODOT Trip Check for Details. http://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?curRegion=5
Crook County Sheriff’s Office & Search and Rescue along with Crook County Fire & Rescue will be resuming normal daily operations. All inquiries about the Waterman Complex Fire should be directed to the Incident Management Team Information Officer at 541-787-4321 or check the Wildfire Incident Web site at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/ for details.
YOU WILL BE KEPT ADVISED AS CONDITIONS CHANGE. AREA RADIO AND TV STATIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO BROADCAST PERIODIC UPDATES.
FOR FIRE INFORMATION call 541-787-4321
Release provided by Emergency Manager – Michael Ryan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE