Evacuation levels lowered for some Chetco Fire residents

Oregon State Police shared this photo of the smoky sky over the southwest Oregon coast.

BROOKINGS, Ore. - All residences within the fire affected area currently in a level 3 evacuation zone starting at Henderson Road and Carpenterville Road, north to Cape Ferrelo Road and east and west off Carpenterville Road will be allowed to return to their homes.

All residents that live in this geographic area are asked to present their picture identification to Curry County Sheriff's Office Staff members to receive re-entry materials.

Residents can pick up re-entry materials from 3-6 p.m. at Ray's Market in Brookings, or any of the re-entry points on Carpernterville Road.

Two re-entry points have been established at Rainbow Rock Road or Pistol River/HWY 101.

Residents should remain prepared to evacuate in a moment's notice in the event the evacuation levels change. Residents should not return any large animals home at this time.

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