Shelter opened at Mt. Hood Community College for Warrendale, Dodson evacuees

September 4, 2017

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 3 evacuation order for the communities of Dodson and Warrendale, which are affected by the Eagle Creek fire. All residents are to begin evacuating immediately.

A shelter has been established at the Yoshida Event Center at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark St. Gresham (Use 17th Street entrance: 3691 NE 17th Drive, Gresham).

Additional information is available by calling 211 or visiting

Levels of Evacuation

Level 1 = GET READY: pack your valuables including important documents (passports, birth certificates, insurance information, medications, medical equipment, and animals)

Level 2 = BE SET: Monitor the news reports.  Follow Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Multnomah County Emergency Management’s social media pages, or local tv and radio news outlets.

Level 3 = GO: Evacuate - information will be provided regarding where you can go to get information, resources, and support.

What To Do When Evacuating

  • Follow the directions of law enforcement personnel.
  • Cover-up to protect against heat and flying embers. Wear long pants and long- sleeved shirt (preferably 100 percent cotton), heavy shoes/boots, cap, dry bandana for face cover, goggles or glasses.
  • Locate your pets and take them with you.

What To Do if You Become Trapped


While in your vehicle:

  • Stay calm.
  • Park your vehicle in an area clear of vegetation.
  • Close all vehicle windows and vents.
  • Cover yourself with wool blanket or jacket.
  • Lie on vehicle floor. 
  • Use your cell phone to advise officials—call 911.

While on foot:

  • Stay calm.
  • Go to an area clear of vegetation, a ditch or depression on level ground if possible.
  • Lie face down, cover up your body.
  • Use your cell phone to advise officials—call 911.

While in your home:

  • Stay calm, keep your family together.
  • Call 911 and inform authorities of your location.
  • Fill sinks and tubs with cold water.
  • Keep doors and windows closed, but unlocked.
  • Stay inside your house.
  • Stay away from outside walls and windows.