As of Thursday, August 22, 2013
More evacuations were ordered Thursday as the Blackburn fire spread.
Under the three-level “ready, set go” model, a Level III “go now” order was given to residents on Mosier Creek Road between addresses 2855 to 3475 and any side roads, residents on Godberson Road within three miles of the southern end of Godberson Road and any side roads, residents on Ketchum Road and residents on Vensel Road to the Osburn Cut-Off and any side roads.
Obrist, Upper Mill Creek, Wells and Reservoir Roads remained under a Level II order to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
Added to the Level II list were residents on Chenoweth Road west of Vensel Road and any side roads, Chenowith Road and side roads east to the Browns Creek Road intersection, all of Browns Creek Road and any side roads and residents for the 5000 block of Cherry Heights to Browns Creek Road.
The American Red Cross has established an evacuation center at their office, 507 West 9th Street, The Dalles. Evacuees can register on their Safe and Well program either at the center or on line at www.redcross.org. Their public number is (888) 680-1455.
For information regarding the evacuation, please contact the WASCO County Sheriff’s Office at 541-506-2580 during business hours.