Above: Smoke from Eagle Creek fire with Mt. Hood in the background.
Multnomah County and Red Cross open care and reception center
Multnomah County and the American Red Cross have opened a reception center for people in Bonneville, Dodson and Warrendale who have been impacted by the Eagle Creek fire.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office issued a Level 1 evacuation notice for the three communities Sunday evening. Although a Level 1 evacuation only calls for people to get prepared to leave their homes, people in need of additional assistance or time to evacuate should begin evacuating when a Level 1 or Level 2 evacuation is issued. This includes people in assisted living centers, people with disabilities and medical conditions and people needing help with small children.
The reception center is located at Chapel Church, 27132 SE Stark Street in Troutdale. It will be open Monday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Multnomah County and the American Red Cross will provide for some of the immediate needs of those affected, including a safe place to go during the evacuation order. Snacks and beverages will be available.
People in need of additional assistance, including meals and overnight accommodations, are urged to visit the Hedgewald Center at 710 SW Rock Creek Drive in Stevenson, Wash., where a full-service shelter has been established.
For additional information call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 503.988.3646 or call or visit 211 (211info.org).