Information about the 2020 wildfires
The latest info and updates can be found on Multnomah County's Wildfires 2020 page.
Regional information about the current wildfires can be found on the Public Alerts Wildfire 2020 page.
Multnomah County's Smoke and Wildfire page contains information and resources for smoke and air quality.
The State of Oregon has compiled a page for Oregon Wildfire Resources.
The State of Oregon Fires and Hotspots Dashboard has an interactive map for keeping up with the current situation.
Evacuation Levels - what they mean and how to prepare
During a wildfire, three levels of evacuation are used: Level 1 - Get Ready; Level 2 - Be Set; and Level 3 - Go! It's helpful to familiarize yourself with what these different levels mean and what you can do to prepare yourself and your family for evacuation. The county has a webpage that explains the levels, or you can view this informational sheet:
See Wildfire Tips from the federal government's Ready.gov website.
Wildfire Prevention and Safety
There are many great resources that can help you protect your home and your loved ones.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers a Virtual Workshop Series. Each session is an hour long and features a wildfire related topic that closes with questions received directly from participants.
Living With Fire, a Guide for the Homeowner (3.51 MB) is a publication released by the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group. The guide has information on fire behavior, how to create an effective defensible space, and other tips and considerations in making your home survivable.
The Before Wildfire Strikes handbook (4.42 MB) was written with a focus on homeowners and communities in Josephine County in SW Oregon, but it is full of good information that is applicable for any rural area with little fire protection. The NFPA's Firewise program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. Learn more about the program and view educational materials here.
Help protect your home from wildfire is through landscaping. This page provides resources for Fire Safe Landscaping. The Fire-resistant plants for home landscapes (4.63 MB) publication can help with the selection of plants that may reduce your risk from wildfire.
Fire Departments and Fire Districts within Multnomah County
Corbett Fire District (Fire District 14)
Gresham Fire and Emergency Services (Fire District 10) - provides life safety services to city residents and contract districts for residents living in the cities of Fairview, Troutdale, Wood Village and areas of unincorporated Multnomah County
Sauvie Island Fire Department (Fire District 30)