On Tuesday evening, early season wildfire prompted evacuations near Lyons. A wind-fanned early-season wildfire off state Highway 22. This happened in the North Santiam State Recreational Area. The fire grew to about 60 acres by Tuesday night nightfall. However, this prompted evacuations of dozens of nearby homes in the Lyons area. the Oregon Department of Forestry reported this incident.
Moreover, the fire, burning in brush and timber, prompted the closure of the recreation area to the public. The ODF was in unified command with the Lyons Fire Department and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office on the Santiam Park Fire. This report came on Tuesday afternoon. Furthermore, pushed by strong east winds, the fire jumped the Santiam River. This was about 20 percent of the occurrence, officials said.
Furthermore, The American Red Cross has identified Mari-Linn Elementary School as an evacuation center. The cause of the fire was under investigation, Doan said. ” ODF Incident Commander Blake Ellis said, “Our partners at the local level, along with our ODF resources have done an outstanding job during initial attack today.” Further, he added, “We appreciate the teamwork of all agencies involved.” Moreover, Mari-Linn Elementary School is following normal procedures. This is for notification regarding potential school closure for Wednesday.