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Wildfire State Of Emergency Declared In Clackamas County

OREGON CITY, Ore. – The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners Tuesday declared a state of emergency due to the four active wildfires burning in the area.

The declaration allows the county to request resources from outside agencies, evacuate residents, barricade roads, and redirect money for emergency use.

Here’s more from the county:

During today’s emergency meeting, the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners declared a state of an emergency effective Tuesday, Sept. 8.
High winds and dry air mass have caused several wildfires in Clackamas County as well as a public safety shut-off by Portland General Electric along the U.S. 26 Mount Hood corridor.
Currently, there are four active wildfires in Clackamas County that have resulted in evacuations:
  • Oregon City – Redland and Potter Road
  • Colton Area – Unger Road
  • Molalla Area – Wilhoit and Bird Road
  • Beachie Creek Fire and resulted in an evacuation of the Job Corps at Ripplebrook in the Mount Hood National Forest
This declaration allows Clackamas County officials to request resources from external agencies and organizations, evacuate individuals, barricade roads and redirect funds for emergency use.
For more information: www.Clackamas.us/wildfires

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