Sweet Creek Fires Complex Information

Updated: September 6, 2020 at 1200
   

Information regarding the Sweet Creek MP 2 Fire is below. 

Evacuation Information

All evacuation notices associated with the Sweet Creek MP2 Fire have been canceled.

 

Sweet Creek Road remains closed from Highway 126 to milepost 3. Use the Canary Road detour. 

Safety Messages

AVOID THE AREA – FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL

Do not approach the Sweet Creek and Mapleton area as fire crews are working to respond. Unnecessary traffic can cause delays and confusion during the response. Respect all road closures.

 

If you were planning to travel through the Mapleton area during the Labor Day weekend, please find an alternate route to the coast. There will be heavy fire traffic in and around Mapleton and on Highway 126. Travelers can expect to see road closures, delays and firefighting equipment moving around the area. If you do plan an alternate route, verify that your route is passable. Do not rely solely on mapping apps, which can lead drivers to roads impassable for recreational vehicles or passenger cars.

 

While firefighting is exciting to watch, we encourage drivers to keep their focus on the road and avoid pulling over along highways and other routes as this can be unsafe and cause delays or backups.


 

Weather Information

The National Weather Service is the best resource to receive up to date information on current or forecasted weather conditions: https://www.weather.gov/.

Download the FEMA mobile app for weather alerts: 
https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app.

Road and Other Closures

  • Mapleton Landing, located at milepost 13.9 on Highway 126 south of Mapleton, is closed.
  • The Oregon State Marine Board has closed the Siuslaw River to recreation boating from Mapleton to Tiernan Landing until September 13, 2020. The full news release is available online.

Fire Response Information

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is the lead fire-fighting agency currently assigned to the Sweet Creek Fires. 

Updates regarding firefighting progress can be found on Inciweb at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7118/.

 

As of 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, there were no injuries, deaths or structure loss due to the Sweet Creek Fires.

 

A Sweet Creek Fire-specific Facebook page with firefighting progress updates is available at https://www.facebook.com/sweetcreekmp2fire.

Follow ODF on 
FacebookTwitter and Instagram for additional updates.

COVID-19 Information -

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www.lanecounty.org/coronavirus