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Evacuations in place as Santiam Park Fire grows in Lyons

As of Tuesday night, the Santiam Park Fire was estimated to be at 60 acres.

Posted: Mar 19, 2019 10:19 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 10:40 AM

LYONS, Ore. – Evacuations have been ordered as a fire continues to grow in Lebanon, the Oregon Department of Forestry said.

As of Tuesday night, the Santiam Park Fire was estimated to be at 60 acres.

Officials said it was reported Tuesday afternoon near the North Santiam State Recreation Area off Highway 22. Strong east winds caused the fire to jump the Santiam River.

ODF is working with the Lyons Fire Department and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office on the fire, which is 20 percent lined.

Level 3 “GO” evacuations are in place for residents west of Neighbor’s Lane, including 25th Avenue, River Loop and Oak Lane. About 35 homes and 30 outbuildings were threatened as of Tuesday night, but no structures have been lost. The Red Cross has identified Mari-Linn Elementary School as an evacuation center.

For more information about the evacuations, contact deputies at 541-967-3950.

“Our partners at the local level along with our ODF resources have done an outstanding job during initial attack today,” ODF Incident Commander Blake Ellis said. “We appreciate the teamwork of all agencies involved."

Crews from the Mill City and Sublimity fire departments, and other local agencies, were also assisting in firefighting efforts. Firefighters are expected to return in the morning, and resources will include a helicopter and multiple dozers and engines.

Mari-Linn Elementary School officials will notify families if school will be closed Wednesday.

The North Santiam State Recreation Area is closed.

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