Darlene Fire Evacuation Levels Dropped

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is dropping all evacuation levels around the Darlene Fire.  This decision was made in consultation and coordination with Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) and the incident commander.

The area that was previously a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation area is described as:

  • All residences south of La Pine off of Darlene Way to the Deschutes/Klamath County Line including Old Ice Cave Rd.

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

Previous Updated Release

Date: July 18, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

Brandon Fowler, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Klamath County Sheriff’s Office are adjusting evacuation levels around the Darlene Fire in coordination with fire managers.

The following areas have been reduced from a Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation Notice to a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation notice:

  • All residences south of La Pine off of Darlene Way to the Deschutes/Klamath County Line including Old Ice Cave Rd.

All evacuation notices have been dropped in the areas previously in a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation Notice:

  • Areas south of the Deschutes/Klamath County line including most of township 23 east of Hwy 97.  This area includes Sun Forest Estates, Split Rail, and Antelope Meadows.

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.  Please refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area.

Several property owners sustained damage from the fire.  At this time, preliminary reports indicate 2 residential buildings, several outbuildings, RVs, and other vehicles were damaged or destroyed.  Property owners inside the fire area, should be aware of hazards including burned trees, structures that may been destroyed by fire, and hazardous substances.  Please use caution if your property was impacted by fire.

We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents.

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

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