WILEY CREEK FIRE Update: August 14, 2023, 10:15 a.m.
Size: 241 Acres
Location: 6 miles SE of Sweet Home
CONTAINMENT EFFORTS CONTINUING, SMOKE IN VALLEY FROM LOOKOUT FIRE
Fire crews working overnight increased containment on the Wiley Creek Fire to 25%, even in the midst of extremely high temperatures, low humidity, and changing wind conditions. Residents near the fire, within the Sweet Home area and throughout the valley, are seeing an increase of smoke in the air this morning.
The large majority of the smoke is not from the Wiley Creek Fire. Rather, an east-southeast wind is pushing the smoke from the Lookout Fire into the valley (see attached image). The Lookout Fire is burning in Lane County, near the unincorporated community of McKenzie Bridge.
Wiley Fire Maps: https://tinyurl.com/LinnWileyFire
Air & Smoke Map: https://fire.airnow.gov/
Lookout Fire Map: https://tinyurl.com/LookoutFire
Latest update from ODF – South Cascade: https://www.facebook.com/odfscas
Residents in the Wiley Creek Fire 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 review the attached image for details of how you can prepare during this LEVEL 2 (BE SET) warning.
Level 1 (Be Ready) and Level 2 (Be Set) evacuations 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.