Wednesday night fire on Elk Rock Island contained, officials say
Crews from Clackamas Fire responded to a Wednesday evening blaze in the trees on Elk Rock Island.
The fire on the island — which is located on the Willamette River between Milwaukie and Lake Oswego — was about 1/2 acre and quickly contained after firefighters arrived around 8:30 p.m., Clackamas Fire said on Twitter. By 9:10 p.m., crews were starting the "long process of mopping up hotspots."
Surrounding neighborhoods were not evacuated.
As of last night, the cause of the Sept. 9 fire had yet to be announced, but homeless encampments had gone up in flames at the location just a week before.
The fire on Elk Rock Island is contained and crews are starting the long process of mopping up hotspots. This image is what first arriving crews found when they arrived. No evacuations will be needed at this point. pic.twitter.com/sbGr8uHo7S— Clackamas Fire (@clackamasfire) September 10, 2020
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