The large Riverside fire in Clackamas County, which threatened to force evacuations as far north as Oregon City, has been partially contained.
According to updates from the National Interagency Fire Center, the northern edge of the wildfire has seen improvements alongside a strong containment line.
While the majority of the fire remains listed as “uncontrolled fire lines,” evacuations to the north of the fire have been quelled thanks to a shift in weather and the hard work of firefighters and forestry workers in Oregon and from other regions.
Today is a good day to thank our firefighters.
We called, they came.
And they continue to serve, from communities large and small, from Burns to Grants Pass, and more. Thank you @OSFM #OregonRising https://t.co/d4JerKOok1
— OregonOEM (@OregonOEM) September 21, 2020
A few small fires have been spotted and pose little risk at the current time.
According to the National Weather Service for Portland, smoke and smog have once again begun affecting the area due to a subdued cool and wet weather system that greatly aided in the air quality last week.
Still smoke over the Cascades/foothills. This smoke is from the Beachie/Riverside fires (NOT a new fire). Why now? Fires were dampened by rain last week, but not put out. Smoke leaves Tue night/Wed. Latest air quality reports: see: https://t.co/3lFMcsvkgx #pdxtst #orwx #wawx
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) September 21, 2020
Looking at the Portland Weather page on Daily Hive, we’re set to see another few days of rain beginning tomorrow, which should reduce the smoke in the air throughout Oregon once again.