Priceboro Fire Update: August 8, 2023 at 10:45 a.m.
Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan is pleased to inform the community that all evacuation levels related to the PRICEBORO FIRE are lifted. The Sheriff extends special thanks to more than 210 fire personnel from Harrisburg Fire District, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and many other area agency partners that quickly responded to battle this fast-moving fire, and have remained dedicated to keeping it contained for nearly a week.
Sheriff Duncan also wants to take a moment to thank other vital partners that assisted in supporting the fire crews, and displaced residents, during this event. Special thanks go to the Linn County Road Department, Linn County Public Health, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, the Oregon State Fire Marshal, Linn County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue, and the American Red Cross.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has an extensive list of resources and guides available to the community related to wildfires. Please visit https://www.linnsheriff.org/wildfire-recovery/ for more information, and to help you and your family be prepared.
This is a good reminder to all citizens in Linn County, and especially those in rural areas, to create a defensible space around your home. More information regarding how to effectively create a defensible space is provided by the Oregon State Fire Marshal here: https://oregondefensiblespace.org and the Oregon State University Extension Service here: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/em9184.pdf
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/.