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WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - Firefighters asked additional residents to evacuate on Wednesday evening in response to a growing wildfire that prompted Level 3 evacuations near Newberg on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, deputies issued the following evacuations: 

  • Level 1: Bachelor Road, Cady Road, Ornduff Road, Finnigan Hill Road, Holly Hill Road, and Kings Grade Road. Level 1 means residents in the area should be ready for potential evacuation.

Evacuations were also underway in:

  • Northeast Bryan Creek
  • Northeast Quarter Mike Lane
  • Northeast Chehalem Drive
  • Hillside Drive

"The fact that we could see the smoke coming up the hill gave us time to grab our animals and get everything ready that we wouldn't have been able to otherwise," Alexandra Peterkort said. "All I could picture is waking up in the middle of the night and having the fire outside my window and not knowing what to do or if I was going to make it out, I'm so grateful."

Earlier Tuesday, Level 3 evacuation notices were issued for residents near Henry Hagg Lake due to a wildfire believed to be caused by a downed power line.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue later Tuesday reported a 2-alarm fire near Northeast Neubebauer Road and Shine Drive in Washington County, with firefighters establishing a wet line to protect homes and Portland General Electric responding to shut power off in the area. 

Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to help evacuate people from their homes. Level 3 evacuation were in place Tuesday night for people in the following areas:

  • SW Weaver Drive
  • SW Wildfire Drive
  • Northeast Brooks Lane
  • Northeast Jaquith Lane
  • Notheast Ellis Lane
  • Northeast Mountain Top Road
  • Northeast Bald Peak Road
  • Northeast McCormick Hill Road

The evacuation shelter has been moved from Groener Elementary School to Mountainside High School, 12500 SW 175th Ave, Beaverton.

WCSO expanded Level 3 evacuations overnight to the following areas: 

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(2) comments

Frederick Fukov

On early Monday afternoon, just before the winds started, I was driving east on Farmington about a half a click west of Farmington Gardens Nursery, and I look out to the right, and some moron was burning a slash pile about 50 yards out back of his home. I don't think his area is one of those mentioned, but I couldn't believe anyone would be burning at all right now. It's about as senseless as those fools in California and Arizona with their pyrotechnic "gender reveal" parties.

Native Born

Agreed! Absolutely stupid to have any kind of combustible ignition source right now.On our farm were not even going to use our tractors to feed our stock. Were using hand wheelbarrows hauling bales of hay one at a time to feed the stock.Tiring & a pain but the farm is tinder dry & we are not going to use any equipment until it rains!

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