NEAR SISTERS, Ore. — The Pole Creek Fire burning in central Oregon has now scorched 16,000 acres of land southwest of Sisters, and now residents are getting ready to pack up and leave.
Officials are warning people in the Sisters area to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice with reverse 911 calls.
The blaze is 10% contained. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed and smoke is expected to remain in the greater Sisters area for several days.
A strong inversion permeated local communities with smoke from the fire.