Wildfires cause state of emergency in Clackamas County

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During today’s emergency meeting, the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners declared a state of an emergency effective 11 a.m. Sept. 8.

High winds and dry air mass have caused several wildfires in Clackamas County as well as a public safety shut-off by PGE along the Hwy. 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 resulted in an evacuation of the Job Corps at Ripplebrook in the Mount Hood National Forest evacuated

This declaration allows Clackamas County officials to request resources from external agencies and organizations, evacuate individuals, barricade roads and redirect funds for emergency use.