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August 12, 2013
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Douglas County Sheriff's Office issues warning about scam

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is warning Myrtle Creek residents about a man or more than asking residents to evacuate because of a wildfire.

There were at least two reports of someone knocking on doors on North Myrtle Road and asking the owner to leave, officials said.

Officials did not speculate about a motive.

Sheriff’s spokesman Dwes Hutson said residents can call the sheriff’s office at 541-440-4471 to check if the evacuation is real.

“We will know if there are official evacuation orders in place,” he said.

Official evacuation orders can only come from the sheriff’s office.

No new evacuations have been implemented.

He said deputies usually try to alert residents of evacuations in person, but sometimes circumstances do not allow it.

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