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Rural Firwood, Dover, George areas now partially in 'Get Set' evacuation status

COURTESY PHOTO - Firwood, Dover, George areas now partially in 'Get Set' evacuation status, reduced from 'Go Now.' Those who formerly were told to evacuate from the rural southern area of Sandy near Trubel Road are now back to Level 2 status, meaning they could return home but should remain prepared.

Parts of Firwood and Dover, and even as far south as George, which were at Level 3 — "Go Now" — since last week are now back to Level 2, as well.

Sandy proper, north of Cascadia Village, remains in Level 1 — "Be Ready" — while areas further north along Ten Eyck are shown as outside of any evacuation status on the Clackamas County Wildfire Evacuation Zone map. Hoodland Fire District also remains in Level 1.

Though some zones' evacuation statuses have been reduced, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Emergency Operations Center caution returning residents to continue to monitor their evacuation level area and to prepare accordingly. They also advised that, while residents may return home, they should not bring your livestock back home at this time.

While in the area, residents also should be on the lookout for downed powerlines or other hazards and should stay inside as much as possible during this period of poor air quality because of wildfire.

Clackamas and Sandy Fire still advise residents to avoid hosing down property at this time as an effort to conserve water, as running out is a real possibility at this time.

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