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Patton Meadow Fire is burning 2,000 acres in Lake County
Portland, OR—Governor Kate Brown today invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Patton Meadow Fire burning outside Lakeview in Lake County. The fire is estimated to be 2,000 acres in size, and there are Level 3 evacuations in place. The Office of the State Fire Marshal Blue Incident Management Team is mobilizing to the incident and will assumed unified command with Oregon Department of Forestry’s Team 3..

"With many fires actively burning across the state and several weeks of peak fire season ahead of us, I am urging all Oregonians to be prepared," said Governor Brown. "Fire danger remains high throughout Oregon, and just one spark can light a fire that will quickly spread. Please continue to follow local and statewide fire prevention regulations and share what you know with others. Every fire we prevent helps us keep our communities and firefighters safe, and our natural resources protected."

In accordance with ORS 476.510-476.610, Governor Brown determined that a threat to life, safety, and property exist due to the fire, and the threat exceeds the firefighting capabilities of local firefighting personnel and equipment. The Governor's declaration cleared the way for the State Fire Marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire and further support a coordinated response.

The Office of the State Marshal’s Blue Incident Management Team and seven taskforces have been mobilized. Two taskforces were on scene yesterday evening in an immediate response capacity.

Additional updates for the incident may be accessed at:
• Oregon State Fire Marshal Facebook page
• South Central Oregon Fire Management Facebook page
Information on wildfire prevention and preparedness may be accessed at:
Keep Oregon Green
Oregon Wildfire Response & Recovery
Office of Emergency Management

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