Thursday, August 5, 2010

Evacuation Alert in Effect for Wildfire near Sisters

From the Statesman Journal

A wildfire near Sisters is 20 percent contained after burning about 4,500 acres and keeping homeowners on alert for possible evacuation.

Firefighters said Wednesday that one outbuilding used for storage and a pump house was lost but that no other structures were damaged or threatened.
The fire is burning in the Deschutes National Forest and on private land about six miles south of Sisters.

About a half-dozen homes were under mandatory evacuation orders. Other residents were advised to be ready to leave as a precaution.
Families who were evacuated were being escorted to and from their homes by the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department

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