Wallowa County officials have issued a Level 1 evacuation notice for the residents of Hurricane Creek Road. Questions regarding evacuation notices and the evacuation process can be directed to the Wallowa County Communication Center at 541-426-3131.
Road closures have been implemented for public and firefighter safety and include:
- Hurricane Creek Road (Open to local traffic only)
-Forest Trail 1807 (Hurricane Creek)
-Forest Trail 1753 (Falls Creek)
A Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Francis Tyler and will be managing the fire beginning August 23, 2015.
“We would appreciate it if the public could avoid the area to allow for firefighting activities,” said Jake Lubera, Deputy District Ranger for the Wallowa Mountains Zone. “Public and firefighter safety remain our number one priorities,” added Lubera.
Additional information about Public Use Restrictions and emergency closure areas on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/