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News Release
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Firefighters Battle Chehalem Mountain-Bald Peak Wildfire (Photo) - 09/10/20

UPDATE

Firefighers continue working at the Chehalem Mountain-Bald Peak fire. Dozers are being used to cut fire lines. Fire commanders will be assessing areas this morning to determine containment progress.

Aerial video footage taken September 9 by TVF&R's Unmanned Aerial System is available at https://vimeo.com/tvfr/download/456375449/835b968a3d.

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Since just after 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews have been battling the challenging Chehalem Mountain-Bald Peak Wildfire west of Sherwood and north of Newberg.

Video footage taken of the fire today is available at https://vimeo.com/tvfr/download/456376793/4ddb0c3ab6.

“Fire crews have been working exhaustively around the clock to hold the line of the fire,” said TVF&R Fire Chief Deric Weiss on Wednesday evening. “Fortunately, no one has been injured. Firefighters have managed to protect all the homes in the area, despite challenging weather conditions, wind gusts, and limited resources. The fire is not considered contained yet due to unpredictable conditions, but progress is being made.”

A link to an evacuation map for this wildfire is available at https://tvfr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=1981954eb1814f9ea896ab7a0eb4f784.

Evacuation notifications were performed door to door by deputies with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

STAGING SITE 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 Road, Newberg
  • Northside Community Church, 1800 N Hoskin, Newberg
  • Red Hills Church, 115 N Third St., Newberg

ANIMAL SHELTERS

  • 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.

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