Gresham Fire assures no immediate fire threat
As wildfires continue to spread in Clackamas County, and evacuation orders creep farther north, Gresham Fire & Emergency Services are reassuring residents that the city is not in immediate danger.
No evacuation notices have been posted in Multnomah County. But Gresham residents can stay up-to-date on any changes. Sign up for public alerts at bit.ly/2QHfSqB to receive emergency notices like evacuation orders. Visit bit.ly/3hncQE1 for the latest updates on the wildfires in the area.
While Gresham is not facing evacuations at the moment, officials recommend being ready. Have a to-go bag with supplies and copies of your most important legal documents ready. Make sure any gear is accessible, including food and water. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic also means disinfectant wipes, soap, hand sanitizer and masks are crucial.
Multnomah County residents can help neighbors in Clackamas County by making donations. Visit bit.ly/32fVbKg to find a verified list of organizations helping those fleeing the fires.
While the fires haven't hit Gresham, the smoke and poor air quality is affecting local residents. Officials recommend avoiding travel and going outside.
Gresham firefighters continue to handle a large amount of calls within the community. There also are teams deployed across the state — including Clackamas County, Shady Grove, Selma and at the Santiam Fire in southern Oregon. So far their efforts have saved more than 70 homes.
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