Priceboro Fire Update: August 5, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reports that fire personnel working the Priceboro Fire east of Harrisburg have successfully put a bulldozer line around the entire fire, and are continuing to battle flare-ups within the fire perimeter. While fire crews will remain on site, with support from air assets, to continue to put out the fire, area residents are advised of the following:
The previous LEVEL 3: GO NOW Evacuation area on Mt. Tom Drive, including properties on all sides beginning at 33496 Mt. Tom Drive, east to include Wildwood Estates Loop and south from 33496 Mt. Tom Drive to the Linn-Lane County Line are hereby DOWNGRADED to a LEVEL 2: BE SET evacuation alert.
Level 2: BE SET notices mean there is still a significant danger to your area, and while you may return to your residence, you should be ready to evacuate, should the circumstance change, at a moment’s notice. Additionally, fire crews and heavy equipment are still actively on the roadways and in the area. Travel safely and cautiously on roadways, and pull over or stop as emergency crews pass by.
The previous Level 2: BE SET Evacuation area of Mt. Tom Drive from the west boundary of 33496 Mt. Tom Drive, west to I-5 and south to the Linn-Lane County Line are hereby DOWNGRADED to a LEVEL 1: BE READY Evacuation level.
All Linn County residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts through the Linn-Benton ALERT emergency notification system, by visiting https://www.linnsheriff.org/community-resources/emergency-preparedness/.
Thank you to all the fire crews working the Priceboro Fire, the law enforcement personnel, dispatchers, and all other support staff that have taken part in protecting our community.