A fire that started around 9 p.m. Friday at Milo Mclver State Park in Estacada prompted Level 3 evacuations overnight. Read below for agency updates from Clackamas Fire, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Clackamas County.
Estacada Fire responded to the call of a fire at McIver State Park on the evening of Sept. 9, and quickly upgraded the incident and requested help from Clackamas Fire (including Wildland Crew 30), Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Portland Fire, Oregon Department of Forestry, as well as the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s office.
Crews fought the fire through the night and “worked phenomenally well together to establish a fire line” to protect homes and structures, according to spokesperson Izak Hamilton.
The established fire lines have kept the fire to approximately 25 acres.
High winds could make this fire bigger and more dangerous so officials do not know when people can return to their homes. Check www.clackamas.us/wildfires for updates to the evacuation map. Notifications about when it is safe to return home will go out through Public Alerts.
Today, Sept. 10, additional resources joined the effort, including Columbia County Task Force and Clatsop County Task Force
Fire agencies are confirming any damaged structures.
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office quickly responded to McIver State Park to evacuate park visitors and employees, and as the fire overran the main entrance, deputies established additional exit points and worked to get everyone out of the path of the fire.
Deputies continued to work thought the night and into the morning going door to door to notify residents in the evacuation zone, notifying about 550 homes to evacuate.
Deputies are on standby and are ready to perform additional notifications if needed.
As the fire risk is still extreme, the county wants to remind residents to sign up for Public Alerts to receive emergency notifications including evacuation notifications.
Only call 9-1-1 for emergencies
If you missed an evacuation notice or have any non-emergency questions, you can get information by checking our evacuation map on our website or by dialing 2-1-1. Please reserve 9-1-1 for people who may need life-saving services.
Shelter and health information
For information about shelters for people and animals, evacuation maps, signing up for Public Alerts and protecting yourself from wildfire smoke visit: www.Clackamas.us/wildfires.