Wild Fires 2020
Updated: Sept 11, 2020 at 11:18am
We'll use this page to update you on the impact of the Oregon wildfires. Please note this information will change rapidly, please use the resources below to stay informed.
King City Is NOT Under An Evacuation Order
The City of King City is NOT currently under evacuation orders. We are monitoring the situation and will let you know if this changes. For the most current information, check this webpage and/or follow our social media - Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Where to Find the Latest from TVF&R
King City community can find the latest information fromTVF&R at https://www.tvfr.com/. If you have questions about evacuation routes, you should also visit the TVFR site.
- Oregon Wildfire Resources: As we find out more information about wildfires, this will be a hub to access resources within the Oregon state government.
- Safe and Registry: After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
- Oregon Office of Emergency Management: OEM developed this interactive map to highlight the wildland fire in the State of Oregon.
We want to make to sure that your questions get answered during this difficult time. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Impacts in Washington County
- Road closures: Updates about the status of roads within Washington County are being posted here.
- Air Quality: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an air quality advisory due to the amount of smoke blowing into the Willamette Valley out of the Columbia River Gorge.
- Power Outages: View PGE's outage map for more information, including the estimated time on.
- Evacuations: Community members near local fires have been asked to evacuate.
What You Can Do
- Register today for FlashAlerts Emergency Notifications.
- Sign-up for general City notification "Sign up for Alert" page.
- Make a donation. You can be drop off at Mountainside High School in Beaverton. Do not drop off donations at local fire stations.
- Stay informed! The Washington County Sherriff's Office is reporting updates on local fires on Facebook.
- Be ready, be set, go! Read more about Oregon State Evacuation Levels.
Impact on City Services
City Hall closes to public at 12 p.m.
All-City facilities will close to the public beginning at 12 p.m. Friday, September 11, due to deteriorating air quality. Law enforcement, many Support Services functions, and emergency response operations continue.
The public is asked to monitor the Washington County website or social media feeds to learn more about air quality and emergency response. Updates found at https://www.co.washington.or.us/EmergencyManagement/wildfires2020.cfm.
Fire District Contends with Multiple Weather-Related Fires
At around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 7, severe winds began to impact TVF&R's service area resulting in several downed trees and power lines starting brush and structure fires. At the busiest time, firefighters were working at the scenes of 10 different fires simultaneously. Read more…