Evacuation ordered for Oregon’s Breitenbush Hot Springs
SALEM, Ore. — People staying in the Breitenbush area north of Detroit, Oregon, have been told to evacuate immediately because of a wildfire.
The area is a vacation destination in the Willamette National Forest that has few permanent residents. A lower-level evacuation has been in place for weeks, so many people have already left.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office increased the evacuation to a level 3 on Thursday. That’s a recommendation to leave now.
The sheriff’s office says the fire is moving closer to the Breitenbush Hot Springs resort and 72 cabins.