Sweet Home – Wiley Fire Update: August 8, 2023 at 11:20 a.m.

Green Peter Reservoir Shut Down Until Further Notice

Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reports that United States Forest Service Scooper Planes have been assigned to the Wiley Fire to assist ground crews with battling the fire. Air assets are critical to fighting the Wiley Fire due to the steep terrain where the fire is burning. The fire is approximately 1 mile south from the end of Harris Road, off Whiskey Butte Drive, east of Sweet Home and is approximately 10 acres in size.

Effectively immediately, the water on Green Peter Reservoir is shut down to all public use. The Scooper Planes will begin scooping water out of Green Peter Reservoir shortly. Sheriff’s Deputies will be ordering boats off the reservoir, and closing down the boat ramps.

The public can learn more about the Forest Service Scooper Planes by visiting: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r4/fire-aviation/?cid=fseprd516410&width=full

The LEVEL 1: BE READY Evacuation Notice maintained. There are no indications that an increase in the fire evacuation level is warranted, at this time. View the attached maps, and visit the Linn County Wildfire Map for more details regarding evacuation zones. https://tinyurl.com/LinnCoFireMap

If you live in Linn County, or Benton County, please sign up for Linn-Benton ALERT so you are registered in our system to receive emergency notifications through EverBridge. Visit: https://www.linnsheriff.org/community-resources/emergency-preparedness/ to sign up.