Cherry Grove, Fire, Hagg Lake

Powerline Fire is ‘well secured’; all evacuations to lift at 7 p.m.

Smoke from the Powerline Fire rises near Hagg Lake on Tuesday, September 8. Photo: Chas Hundley

The final update, barring an unforeseen change in conditions, from the Oregon Department of Forestry on the 126 acre Powerline Fire near Cherry Grove was issued Sunday afternoon. 

According to the update, “the Powerline Fire is well secured.”

All evacuation orders in the area will be lifted at 7 p.m. today, Sunday, September 13. According to ODF, those returning to the area should expect smoke to continue to rise from the area of the fire. While the evacuation will be lifted, the park and lake will remain closed for continued firefighting operations. 

Command of the fire will be handed back to the Gaston Fire District this evening. 

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