WILEY CREEK FIRE Update: August 13, 2023, 10:15 a.m.

Quick Facts –
Size: 241 Acres
Location: 6 miles SE of Sweet Home
Containment: 15%


Overnight infrared (IR) drone flights conducted by the Oregon Department of Forestry – South Cascade Fire Incident Command measure the Wiley Creek Fire at 241 acres. Extensive work was accomplished yesterday to widen the containment buffer along the fire perimeter. Today, that work will continue, even amid the high heat, changing winds, and dropping humidity. All of these conditions create the potential for changing fire behavior.

Read the Oregon Department of Forestry’s 8:30 a.m. update for today.

Residents in the LEVEL 2 (BE SET) evacuation preparedness area are asked to take advantage of the warning, and ensure they are prepared, should the weather conditions cause fire behavior to change. Please visit https://wildfire.oregon.gov/evacuations for more information about how you can be prepared.

Level 1 (Be Ready) and Level 2 (Be Set) evacuation zones for the Wiley Creek Fire remain in place at the time of this press release, and are unchanged. For more information on evacuations, visit https://www.linnsheriff.org/ and https://tinyurl.com/LinnWileyFire

The closure order for Green Peter Reservoir remains in effect. Please respect all closures so that firefighters can focus on the containment of this fire.

Photo credit: Oregon Department of Forestry