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From Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager (971-219-7271) 09-15-14

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Get ready for possible evacuation order issued for Tumala Mountain Road near 36 Pit Fire

A Level 2 evacuation order has been issued for residents of Tumala Mountain Rd east of Divers Road in Estacada. Level 2 calls people to get ready for possible evacuation.

Sheltering is available for evacuees at the Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 SE Eagle Creek Rd in Estacada.

The following evacuations and closures announced earlier are still in effect:
  • SE Fall Creek Road and Michaels Road (evacuated)
  • The Silver Fox RV Park (evacuated and closed)
  • The Lazy Bend Camp and Work Center (evacuation and closed)
  • Promontory Park (closed)
  • The La Dee OHV area (closed)
Public health officials urge that people in areas affected by smoke from this fire:
  • Reduce the amount of time spent outdoors. This can provide some protection, especially in a tightly closed, air-conditioned house in which the air conditioner set to re-circulate instead of bringing in the outdoor air.
  • Reduce the amount of time engaged in vigorous outdoor physical activity. This can be an important and effective strategy to decrease exposure to inhaled air pollutants and minimize health risks during a smoke event.
  • Reduce other sources of indoor pollution such as burning cigarettes and candles, using gas, propane and wood burning stoves and furnaces, cooking and vacuuming.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Individuals with heart disease or lung diseases such as asthma should follow their health care providers' advice about prevention and treatment of symptoms.
  • Anyone experiencing health problems from the smoke is urged to call his/her health care provider for advice or seek care at an urgent care center.
  • Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department immediately.

For more information, go to http://www.clackamas.us/emergency/36pit.html or contact the Estacada Fire Department at 503-630-7712. Wildfire updates can also be found at at InciWeb.

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