Wildfire – Visit our Wildfire 2020 page for information about wildfires that are affecting our region, including info about evacuation and shelter. And Sign Up to receive alerts in case you are in an impacted area.

Last updated Wed, 09/09/2020 - 12:39

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Visit our COVID-19 page for links to local public health info in Oregon and Washington.

Last updated Wed, 09/09/2020 - 12:37

Wildfire 2020

Stay informed about the impacts of wildfires currently happening in our region.

WILDFIRE MAP

Map based on data from National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), US EPA AirNow, Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
Refresh your browser to see current activity, and see below for more fire maps. 

 

GET INFO - GET READY

EVACUATION AND SHELTERING

 

Know what to expect if Evacuation orders are issued in your area. See County-specific info below for updates on evacuations and shelter options in your area. 

POWER AND WATER

 

Graphic images representing fire, wind, and water.

 

Power Disruptions

Wildfire and wind can impact power service. Track and report PGE and Pacific Power outages. If you encounter a downed or sagging power line, use extreme caution and assume the line is live. Learn more about what to do and how to stay safe when the power goes out

Water Disruptions

Wildfires can also impact water quality. Make sure you're signed up to receive PublicAlerts in case there's a boil water notice in your area. Stay informed about 2020 Wildfires & Your Water. And learn how to safely store and treat water before there's an emergency. 

ANIMALS

 

Photo of animal control officer holding a goat as a nun feeds the goat. The photo is from the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.

 

Pets & Livestock

If you have pets and livestock, learn about animal preparedness and read recommendations from the EPA about protecting pets from wildfire smoke. 

Wildlife

If you witness wildlife in need of immediate attention, please call your nearest wildlife rehabilitation center. Centers are understaffed and likely to have a high volume of critical patients. They will do their best to return phone calls as soon as they are able. 

 

DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERING

 

Photo of bags and bags full of donations. Text says "Help donations go where they are needed most."

 

Woman sorting through piles of donations.

 

 

Unsolicited Donations

During a disaster, many people want to help by making a donation. It takes a lot of work to collect, organize, and distribute physical materials. Though well intended, please do not take unsolicited donations to evacuation centers, fire stations, firefighting camps, or any other disaster response organization. Counties have received an influx of donations of materials they are unable to distribute. Unsolicited goods burden local organizations’ ability to meet survivors’ confirmed needs, drawing away valuable volunteer labor, transportation, and warehouse space.  

Financial Donations

Often, the best way to help is with a financial donation to relief organizations actively responding to the disaster. These on-the-ground organizations know what items and quantities are needed, often buy in bulk with discounts and, if possible, purchase through businesses local to the disaster, which supports economic recovery. The following organizations have been vetted and are part of Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD.org): American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Northwest Baptist Disaster Relief, Wildland Firefighters Fund, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Humane Society

Physical Donations & Volunteering

To donate food, water, and other items, reach out to your local food pantry or the Community Action Partnership of Oregon (503-316-3951) to see if they are able to receive donations. Additionally, Clackamas County has compiled a list of organizations actively accepting donations for their community/ Travel Oregon has compiled a list of organizations throughout the state. If you're interested in volunteering, American Red Cross has an urgent need for help. Visit the State of Oregon's Disaster Volunteers and Donations Portal for more information.

RETURNING HOME

 

Photo of roadside during Eagle Creek Fire of 2017. Image shows smoke and forest ranger directing traffic.

 

Use Extreme Caution! 

Returning to your home after a wildfire can be extremely dangerous. See our Wildfire 2020 Recovery page for information about how to stay safe and begin recovering.