News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
September 24, 2014, 4:32 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 UPDATE:
All evacuation notices are now LIFTED for the 36 Pit Fire.
Existing road closures are still in effect. These road closures are listed here:
A Community Meeting on the 36 Pit Fire is set for tonight (Wednesday, September 24) at 7:30 at the Estacada Baptist Church (29101 Eagle Creek Road, Estacada). Map to meeting location: http://goo.gl/maps/yHXQe
According to InciWeb's 11 a.m. update on the fire (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4106/ ): "Firefighters are wrapping up the northwest and northern perimeter of the fire located north of Highway 224 and removing hose from fire lines. At the southern perimeter of the fire located south of Highway 224, crews continue to mop up, and are using thermal imaging cameras to find and extinguish hot spots. Today, firefighters intend to complete containment lines at the northwest corner of the fire located south of the main stem of the Clackamas River and west of the South Fork of the Clackamas River. Stopping the progression of the fire toward the west continues to be the priority. Overnight, approximately a half-inch of rain fell on the fire area. More rain is predicted for today. The rain will slow the fire spread and lower fire intensity (flame length) allowing firefighters to directly attack the fire front and put out hot spots adjacent to the fire line. In heavily forested areas, much of the rain is intercepted by the tree canopy and may not reach some areas of the forest floor, but greatly increases the relative humidity."
For more information on the 36 Pit Fire from InciWeb, including news releases, maps and more:
And for the latest info from Clackamas County Emergency Management:
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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