Pre-evacuation level 2 set for homes near Mt. Bachelor Academy east of Prineville
A level 2 or “get set” evacuation level is in effect for homes in the area of the Mt. Bachelor Academy east of Prineville. The Desolation Fire in the Mill Creek Wilderness grew to over 300 acres in size causing the Crook County Sheriff’s Office to put out the notice last night. There are about 40 homes in the area that have been notified. The fire reached the ridge above Marks Creek and is visible from Highway 26. The homes that received the pre-evacuation notice are in the area between milepost 45 and 50 along the highway.