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#ClackamasWildfires UPDATE: Canby, Oregon City, Sandy, parts of Happy Valley reduced from Level 2 to Level 1

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Effective immediately (Saturday evening, Sept. 12), the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is dropping the evacuation level for the Cities of Canby, Oregon City, and Sandy, as well as parts of Happy Valley, from Level 2 ("Set") to Level 1 ("Ready").

The newly revised fire-evacuation map is here:
https://ccgis-mapservice.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=fe0525732f1a4f679b75a5ccf1c84b30

IMPORTANT: There are NO reductions in Level 3 ("Go") areas at this time.

This decision was prompted by recommendations from the Riverside Fire Incident Management Team -- based on current fire activity and firefighter progress in securing hotspots near these communities.

The Riverside Fire Incident Management Team includes personnel from:

  • Riverside Fire Incident Management Team SWA Team 1
  • Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal 
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • United States Forest Service 
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Oregon Department of Transportation

#ClackamasWildfires RESOURCE LINKS FOR CLACKAMAS COUNTY:

Official updates on the Riverside Fire:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7174/
Hotline: 541-638-0668

Clackamas County wildfire updates:
https://www.clackamas.us/wildfires
Hotline: 503-655-8224

Clackamas County wildfire evacuation map:
https://ccgis-mapservice.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=fe0525732f1a4f679b75a5ccf1c84b30

Clackamas County Disaster Management encourages people to sign up for PublicAlerts -- This service allows county residents to opt-in to receive critical wildfire emergency messaging via email, phone call, and text. Sign up now at https://www.clackamas.us/dm/publicalerts

Wildfire resource from the State of Oregon — including a Fires & Hotspots Map, Air Quality Index info, a list of experts to follow, and more:
https://wildfire.oregon.gov

Oregon Smoke Blog -- featuring air-quality updates across the state:
http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com

Curfew information from the Clackamas County Commissioners:
https://www.clackamas.us/news/2020-09-11/clackamas-county-establishes-curfew-during-wildfire-crisis-the-curfew-is-effective-immediately-between-10-pm-and-6-am

INFORMATION ON FIRE EVACUATION LEVELS:

Level 1BE READY for potential evacuation. You should be aware of the danger that exists in the area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

Level 2BE SET to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

Level 3GO! Evacuate now! Leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last notice you receive.

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Sgt. Marcus Mendoza 
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office 
Public Information Unit