By News StaffPublished: Aug 27, 2014 at 8:34 PM PDTLast Updated: Aug 28, 2014 at 10:10 PM PDT
The highly-active Deception Creek fire escaped some containment lines Wednesday, spreading nearly a mile away from some homes along Highway 58. Willamette National Forest officials issued a level 2 evacuation for some residents near Westfir, which asks people to get ready to leave their homes.
Our reporters on the scene said some people living in the mobile home park were asked to leave their homes. Forest officials have since downgraded the park back to a level 2 evacuation, which asks people to get ready to leave their homes.
Residents along La Duke and Harbour Roads are aslo under a level 2 evacuation, Willamette National Forest said.
Cooler evening temperatures and moderate fire behavior on the main fires helped crews successfully attack spot fires near the Deception Creek Mobile Home Park, said Willamette National Forest spokeswoman Jude McHugh.
By News StaffPublished: Aug 27, 2014 at 2:39 PM PDTLast Updated: Aug 28, 2014 at 3:13 AM PDT
Smoke from the Deception Complex fire near Oakridge has pushed air quality warnings to moderate in the surrounding cities like Cottage Grove, Creswell, Eugene and Springfield. The "yellow" moderate level is still considered safe by the Lane County Air Protection Agency.
A Marion County sheriff's officer says a 64-year-old truck driver escaped unhurt when the cattle feed truck he was driving was hit by a northbound Amtrak train Monday afternoon at a rail crossing south of Salem.
About 40 students from Cesar Chavez Elementary School filled a backpack with free school supplies Saturday. Afterward each student went shopping at Valley River Center with a mentor for a $150 school clothes shopping spree.
Parents like Sarah Curry, who has a daughter going into 3rd grade, said the generous donation from the Eugene Active 20-30 Club will prepare her child for the school year.
JR Laing, a member of theActive 20-30 Club, says she wants every student to feel proud and stand tall each day they walk through the classroom door.