The aide station will be open from 8am to 8pm, through at least Monday evening.
Snacks and water will be available as well as access to current fire information.
Media contact Carrie Sammons 541-419-4159
Smoke is expected to remain in the greater Sisters area for the next several days. For more information, visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/burning/wildfires/index.htm.
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Residents in the Crossroads and Edgington/Remuda areas remain under a Level 2, pre-evacuation alert (west of the 16 Road and South of Highway 20 in the vicinity of Sisters):
· Dangerous conditions exist - be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.
· Public safety agencies will keep public updated about when to leave and which routes to take.
· Persons with special needs or in need of assistance should be moved at this time.
· Large animals should be moved at this time.
In the event that there is a need for evacuation, citizens in affected areas will receive a call from 911 Dispatch with a recorded message with specific evacuation information. To receive these messages on cell phones, citizens are encouraged to visit www.deschutes.org/citizensalerts and register their numbers with the Citizen Alert program. At this time, there are no towns, subdivisions or structures under evacuation.