Marion County Sheriff’s Office Issues Level 1 Advisory — Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort

Posted on August 31, 2021

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Level 1 “Be Ready” evacuation advisory for the Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort.

Level 1 – “Be Ready” means: Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

For the safety of wildland firefighters and the public, the National Forests have enacted area closures that prevent the public from being upon National Forest System lands in the vicinity of the Bull Complex where uncontrolled fire and fire suppression activities are occurring. All Forest lands that are south and west of Forest Road 46, and east of the Riverside Fire perimeter are closed. The entire length of Forest Road 46 is closed. Lands within the 2020 Lionshead and Beachie Creek Fire areas are also closed. Contractors approved by the Forest Service through a permit system are allowed through the closure order, as are vendors and others working on recovery efforts related to the 2020 area fires. Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort is open; however, reservations are required to pass through a roadblock on Forest Road 46.

Since the beginning of the fire, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has remained in regular contact with fire management teams leading the efforts on the fire response.  This evacuation advisory is being issued as a precautionary measure as fire management officials continue to update us on fire activity and public safety considerations.  Based upon current information from fire management officials, no additional evacuation notices are being issued in the Santiam Canyon at this time.

Residents can opt in to receive emergency alerts based on their address by registering at https://bit.ly/SignUpMarionPolkAlerts.  For up to date information on emergencies and alerts in Marion County, residents are encouraged to visit https://bit.ly/MarionCountyAlertsandEmergencies.

Regular updates from fire management officials can be found at the following:

Bull Complex Fire:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mthoodnf 

Twitter Feed:  https://twitter.com/mthoodnf
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7773/
Fire Information: (971) 277-5075 (8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Email: 2021.Bull@firenet.gov

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