New Level 3 evacuations for Tyee Ridge Complex

UPDATE, August 30, 12:05 p.m.:

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued Level 3 “GO NOW” evacuations for the following areas:

  • All homes on Lighthouse Road, Millwood Drive, Briarwood Road, and 49– Hubbard Creek Road.

Anyone in the area should leave immediately, as it is not safe.

ORIGINAL STORY, August 30, 9:16 a.m.:

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry says the Tyee Ridge Complex in Douglas County is currently 4,876 acres with 5% containment.

ODF says overnight, crews made progress in some areas but faced challenges in others.  Crews are working to hold and establish lines around the fires and put out spot fires throughout the night.

Officials say warmer temperatures and drier conditions are expected to keep fire behavior active Wednesday.  Firefighters will likely encounter backing and flanking, with potential for uphill runs and spotting in the afternoon.

After today, weather conditions are likely to become cooler with potential showers in the forecast.

All evacuations issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office remain unchanged.  These include:

  • Level 3 “GO NOW” from the 11,000 block of Hubbard Creek Road to Millwood Drive
  • Level 2 “Be Set” from Hubbard Creek Road from the Millwood Drive intersection to Melqua Road, all homes on Briarwood Road, all homes on Lighthouse Road
  • Level 1 “Be Ready” for all homes on Tyee Road from Fanchin Lane to Rock Creek Road

The Red Cross shelter for evacuees is located at The Way Church of Sutherlin at 1352 E Central Avenue in Sutherlin.  To shelter livestock, call Douglas County Animal Control at 541-440-4471.

Pets can be sheltered at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center in Roseburg.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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