September Windstorm and Wildfires Information

Washington County’s fire agencies, PGE and public works departments have been busy working several brush fires and downed power lines throughout Washington County due to the strong, dry east winds that began Monday.

The fire agencies are calling on the public to use extreme caution with respect to fire prevention while working or recreating outdoors.  PGE is also pushing out prevention tips about downed wires and outages and Oregon DEQ has issued an air quality advisory due to the amount of smoke blowing into the Willamette Valley.

The Public Alerts website has information on the current conditions for the 2020 Wildfires.

A helpful list of evacuations and map can be found on this page.

Updates about the status of roads within Washington County are being posted by the Department of Land Use and Transportation to https://wc-roads.com

A long list of wildfire resources can be found by scrolling down this post.

As a precaution, some evacuations may be necessary.  Here is an explanation of the different levels of evacuation.

Wildfire Resources

Washington County

All Counties News / Alerts

Fires & Hotspots Map

Emergency Lodging

Air Quality Index

Wildfire Smoke & Health

Road Conditions / Closures

Who To Follow:

Wildfire Prevention

How To Help

From the Red Cross

We know people want to help. Due to COVID-19 and the unpredictability of wildfires we ask that anyone looking to support those impacted make a financial donation at redcross.org or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. That will allow us to help provide meals, shelter, relief supplies and more, right where it’s needed most. Also, for those looking to help their communities, we welcome volunteers to join us and provide the hope and comfort so many need right now. They can get started by visiting redcross.org/volunteer.

Smoke graphic

Remember to only call 911 in the case of an emergency. Communication is key in this ongoing and rapidly developing situation and all lines need to remain open. Do not call 911 to report smoke, only use to report fire and other emergencies.

Posted on September 9, 2020