August 3, 2015- 12:15 AM
Union County officials have issued a Level I evacuation notice for residents of Ruckle Road and Sanderson Springs Road west of Elgin. A Level I evacuation notice means residents should be READY to leave their homes at a moment’s notice. Questions regarding evacuation notices and the evacuation process can be directed to the Emergency Operation Center at 541-963-1049.
A Type 2 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Fillis, is mobilizing to assume management of the fire Monday afternoon. An Incident Command Post has been set up at the Elgin Stampede Rodeo Grounds. Interagency resources on scene Sunday included Air Attack, multiple helicopter and air tanker support, eight Type 2 Initial Attack crews, 13 engines, seven water tenders and overhead support. Over 200 firefighters and other personnel are assigned to the fire. Additional resources are on order.