Title: Priceboro Fire Engulfs 200 Acres near Harrisburg, Oregon
In a concerning incident near Harrisburg, Oregon, a fire now known as the Priceboro Fire has ravaged approximately 200 acres of land. Firefighters have been tirelessly battling the blaze throughout the night, as it actively burns along the edge and sparks new fires beyond its perimeter.
Local authorities have taken urgent measures, issuing Level 3 evacuations (GO NOW) for around 60 homes in the immediate area, with nearby regions placed on Level 2 evacuation alerts (GET READY). While the fire remains visible from the nearby I-5 highway, it has not yet necessitated the closure of the route, ensuring traffic movement continues relatively unhindered.
The cause of the destructive blaze is currently unknown and under investigation. In response to the escalating situation, the Oregon State Fire Marshal has mobilized two task forces to support the efforts of the firefighters already in action. The combined forces from various fire departments and contracted personnel have managed to significantly slow down the fire’s progression.
Firefighters are currently focused on strengthening and preserving the established fire lines, employing dozer and handlines to impede the main advance of the fire and secure the perimeter. The valiant actions of these brave individuals can be witnessed across the area, with smoke and aircrafts becoming a common sight.
Supervising the suppression operations, a Type-3 Incident Team and the Oregon Department of Forestry’s South Cascade District are working diligently to mitigate the fire’s impact.
Highlighting the serious nature of the situation, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 3 evacuation order, urging residents to promptly evacuate and pleading with the public to avoid traveling on roads near the affected areas.
The Priceboro Fire ignited on Friday at approximately 4:00 p.m., and investigators are currently exploring the cause behind its devastating spread. Notably, firefighters were able to save a cabin near the fire by conducting a controlled burn of the surrounding grass and brush, employing a strategic tactic to protect the property.
As the battle against the Priceboro Fire continues, it is imperative for the community to remain vigilant and cooperate with local authorities to ensure everyone’s safety. The White Houser will continue to provide updates on the situation as more information becomes available about the cause and containment efforts.
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