UPDATED: Evacuation notices lifted for Oregon Road Fire

A screenshot of the map for the Oregon Road Fire via InciWeb.


UPDATE: All evacuations lifted for Spokane and Pend Orielle Counties as of Tuesday evening. The fire was 79 percent contained as of Tuesday.

People in a Level 2 evacuation zone who need extra time or have pets or livestock are strongly encouraged to evacuate now. 

Crews are continuing work on containment, removing and extinguishing burned material near containment lines, and in some areas are transitioning from active mop-up to patrol.

Bill Queen, public information officer for the fire, said a cold front expected Tuesday could be a double-edged sword, bringing increased humidity, but also the potential for lighting and wind.

“You get this unstable atmosphere,” he said. “If it’s a lightning storm it’s likely to negate those other factors.”

Spokane County Emergency Management will hold a wildfire debris management community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Riverside High School at 4120 east Deer Park Milan Rd., Chattaroy, Washington for residents affected by the Oregon and Gray fires.

An evacuation shelter is available at Riverside High School, and a disaster assistance center for the Oregon and Gray fires is available at the Spokane Falls Community College, Building 9, 3305 west Whistalk Way, or by phone at 509-998-2750.

Large animals can be taken to the Newport Rodeo Grounds if needed,  According to the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s office.