FIRE UPDATE: Fire largely checked on west side, property owners can have police check canyon homes

Oregon Highway 22 will be closed until authorities can deal with burned trees along the Santiam Canyon as well as damaged guardrails and pavement. (Oregon Department of Transportation photo) Here is the latest information regarding the Beachie Creek Fire: FIRE CONDITIONS The fire grew little in the past 24 hours,[Read More…]


FIRE UPDATE: More victims found in Santiam Canyon; evacuation level reduced for some communities Saturday

Teams from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon National Guard staff a roadblock on Friday, Sept.11, to prevent unauthorized access to closed fire areas. (Marion County Sheriff’s Office photo) UPDATE 1 p.m. SATURDAY: Marion County Sheriff Joe Kast said the evacuation level was being reduced for several Marion[Read More…]