Evacuation centers open in Portland area
Shelters have opened up in the Portland metro area for people driven from their homes as wildfire infernos fueled by dry winds rip through hundreds of thousands of acres in the state.
A partial list of shelters includes:
Clackamas County Fires
The temporary evacuation point at Clackamas County Community College in Oregon City is being moved because it's under Level 2 evacuation orders. Evacuees are now asked to go to the Clackamas Town Center where the Red Cross has set up a temporary evacuation site. The Oregon Convention Center also is a temporary shelter.
• Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., Happy Valley, OR 97086. Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location
• Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232. Note: The Oregon Red Cross will operate the shelter.
Chehalem Mountain/Bald Peak Fire
Temporary shelters have been established for those impacted by the Chehalem Mountain/Bald Peak Fire in Washington and Yamhill counties.
• Mountainside High School, 12500 S.W. 175th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97007
• Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo grounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville, OR 97128
• Washington County Fair Complex (Animals accepted at this site), 801 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124
Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires
The Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires have devastated communities in the Santiam Canyon area. Those who evacuated farther into Marion County are asked to go to the Oregon State Fairgrounds, while residents who went to Deschutes County are asked to go to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds for shelter.
• Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location.
The Linn County Fairgrounds is open for those who have evacuated from the Santiam Canyon fires; however, they are at maximum capacity for livestock sheltering. The fairground also is accepting donations at its Santiam Building, including donations of food, water, hygiene products, bedding and clothing, along with pet and livestock supplies.
• Linn-Benton County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte Road E., Albany, OR 97322. Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location.
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