In response to the wildfire state of emergency, Clackamas County is enacting a curfew, effective immediately.
On Thursday, Sept. 10., in the interest of public safety, the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners has enacted a curfew in all areas of Clackamas County.
This follows the BCC's Sept. 8 declaration of a state of emergency and this week's Level 3 evacuations covering much of Clackamas County.
The curfew covers all areas of Clackamas County.
From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., no persons other than those working in life- and property-saving activities (or civilian employees at night-shift jobs) may be upon the streets or public places. The curfew does not apply to first responders and community members working to relocate during the wildfire evacuations.
In addition to enforcing the curfew, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will step up deputy patrols in Level 3 areas of the county where an evacuation order is in place.
In addition, residents are urged to report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff's Office by calling 911 (as appropriate) or the Sheriff's Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211.
Tips on suspected criminal activity can also be submitted to the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip .
"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.
"We are stepping up our presence in response to the fires, and appreciate everyone's patience as we work together," added Sheriff 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."
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