Updated 9/9/2020 at 1:25 p.m.
Firefighters continue to battle a significant wildfire located west of Sherwood and north of Newberg that has threatened multiple structures and required level 3 evacuations for approximately 150 residents.
Containment lines continue to be strengthened, and incident commanders have declared the fire 50 percent contained. Firefighting efforts were significantly reinforced from an aircraft water drop provided by our agency partners at the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Deputies form the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office went door to door for all level 3 evacuations and will notify any level 2 areas in person too.
All or portions of the following roads have been evacuated:
SW Weaver Dr.
SW Wildflower Dr.
NE Brooks Ln.
NE Jaquith Ln.
NE Ellis Ln
NE Mountain Top Rd.
NE Bald Peak Rd.
NE McCormick Hill Rd.
NE Bryan Creek
NE Quarter Mile Ln.
NE Chehalem Dr.
NE Hillside Dr.
Added 9/9/2020 12:30 a.m.:
SW Neugebauer Rd. between SW Jaquith Rd to SW Vanderschuere Road.
SW Herd Ln.
SW Hideaway Ln.
SW Forest Park Rd
SW Strawberry Hill Dr.
SW Fernhollow Ln.
SW Bryanna Ct.
SW Wildhaven Ln.
Area east of SW Neugebauer Rd. to Hwy 219 between SW Jaquith Rd and SW Vanderschuere Rd.
SW Buckhaven Rd., north to SW McCormick Hill Rd., up to Vanderschuere Rd.
STAGING SITES FOR EVACUEES
Mountainside High School
12500 SW 175th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97007
COMFORT CENTERS (Not full shelters – A/C, food, water, showers)
NW Christian Church
2315 Villa Rd, Newberg
Northside Community Church
1800 N Hoskin, Newberg
Red Hills Church
115 N 3rd St
Yamhill County Fairgrounds
2070 NE Lafayette Ave, McMinnville, OR 97128
Contact: Lacey, 503-341-4572 (to make arrangements)
Washington County Fairgrounds
802 NE 28th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Contact: 503-314-3433 (call in advance, so they can prepare for your arrival)
RV Spots and campsites available. Washington County Sheriff’s Posse can care for animals overnight, but owners must provide daily care.
Firefighting resources are stretched thin due to multiple regional incidents. Crews will work as quickly as possible to protect structures and contain the fire. Three barns have burned in the fire. No homes have been lost. And no known injuries to livestock.
This fire is being handled by all local resources (not a conflagration status like other large fires across the state). Download the PulsePoint app to track incidents and their locations.
Updates are also being posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Photo credit: Washington County Sheriff’s Office