Devil’s Elbow scorches 900 acres; shelter set up

— The Devil’s Elbow Complex fire burning between Republic and Keller has blazed across 900 acres of land and continues to grow.

Level 3 (highest) evacuations have been issued to residents in the areas north of Cache Creek Road, east of the Central Peak Road, south of the South Nanamkin Creek Road and west of state Highway 21.

The fire has prompted the closures of state Highway 21 from Bridge Creek Road to Twenty Mile Road and San Poil River Road north of Bridge Creek Road.

Last night, evacuation orders were issued on Bridge Creek Road to Thirty Mile Road. About 20-25 home and structures were threatened.

A shelter has been set up at the Keller Community Center, 11669 Highway 21.


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