Update on Clackamas County fire shows some containment: report

Sep 21 2020, 10:05 pm

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.

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.

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.

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