Wildfire closes stretch of Highway 36

Siuslaw News has received confirmation that Highway 36 will be closed overnight between OR 126 at Mapleton and Poodle Creek Road, milepost 39, due to a wildfire east of Deadwood near milepost 14.

Flaggers are controlling traffic, and the roadway is open to local traffic only. Local travelers should enter OR 36 from the east or west, depending on where they live.

Travel will not be allowed through the area of the fire and fire crews are on scene.

Through travelers should take alternate routes.

As of 5 p.m., firefighter's are reported to be in the mop-up stage with hand crews putting out hot spots to ensure there are no flare-ups overnight.

Check TripCheck.com or call 511 for the latest traffic conditions.

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