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Fire in the trees was about 1/2 acre, no evacuations necessary on island between Milwaukie, Lake Oswego.

COURTESY PHOTO: CLACKAMAS FIRE DISTRICT #1 - A fire on Elk Rock Island was quickly contained Wednesday night, and no one was evacuated. 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.




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