Clackamas County issues curfew amid wildfires

Sep 11 2020, 11:09 am

With a majority of Clackamas County in the northwest of Oregon under various levels of evacuation orders, the Clackamas County Sheriff has issued an immediate curfew, in effect as of last night, for all residents.

The curfew will span from 10 pm local time until 6 am the next morning.

“We know this is a stressful time for county residents, and we understand people’s concerns about possible increased criminal activity in evacuated areas,” said Sheriff Craig Roberts.

“The curfew allows us to focus our patrol and evacuation efforts during this unprecedented wildfire crisis. I urge people to stay out of Level 3 evacuation zones — for their own safety and the safety of others.”

“We are stepping up our presence in response to the fires, and appreciate everyone’s patience as we work together.”

Currently, areas as north as Milwaukie and Lake Oswego are under Level 1 evacuation orders (“be ready for potential evacuation”).

Level 2 orders (“you must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice”) have pushed beyond Oregon City, and runs along the Willamette River.

Cities of Union Mills, Beavercreek, and the Molalla area in Clackamas County have been upgraded to Level 3 orders (“leave immediately”).

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