Mt. Hood National Park evacuated as wildfires across Oregon grow

Sep 8 2020, 11:22 am

With the blazing heat throughout the long weekend, wildfires across Oregon had more fuel to grow, and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management has expanded evacuation notices.

As of Tuesday morning, the Oregon Fires and Hotspots Dashboard shows 33 fires classified as active, including the White River fire, which is currently gaining on 20,000 acres.

The Mt. Hood National Park has closed the Clackamas access to the park “for the next few days,” as firefighters continue to try and contain the growing fires just South of the mountain.

Other notable changes in wildfires include a Level 3 (“leave now”) evacuation expansion in Lane County and Marion County, and air quality warnings for heavily occupied areas like Multnomah County.

The wildfires have seen many stranded and suffering respiratory issues along with extreme property damage throughout the state of California to the South of Oregon.

Be sure to stay updated via the Oregon.gov Fire Notice homepage courtesy of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

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