CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A wildfire burning near Estacada gained more than 100,000 acres of new growth in one day, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The Riverside Fire, which was first reported early Tuesday morning, has burned an estimated 120,000 acres with zero containment, the U.S. Forest Service reported Thursday morning.
On Wednesday morning, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reported the fire had burned an estimated 40,000. The fire quickly grew to 112,000 acres by the evening.
Eastern winds continued to push the fire down the Clackamas River corridor on Wednesday and west toward the community of Estacada, forcing Level 3 “GO NOW” evacuations.
All residents in Clackamas County are under some sort of evacuation levels. Those that are not under a Level 2 “Be Set” or Level 3 “Go Now” notice should consider themselves under a Level 1 “Be Ready” notice.
An interactive evacuation map for the county can be viewed here.
The Wildfire Evacuation…