In response to the wildfire state of emergency, the County Board of Commissioners have announced they are enacting a curfew in all areas of Clackamas County, effective immediately.
From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Sept. 10, no persons other than those working in life- and property-saving activities (or civilian employees at night-shift jobs) may be upon the streets or public places. The curfew does not apply to first responders and community members working to relocate during the wildfire evacuations.
In addition to enforcing the curfew, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office will step up deputy patrols in Level 3 areas of the county where an evacuation order is in place.
In addition, residents are urged to report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office by calling 911 (as appropriate) or the Sheriff’s Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211. Tips on suspected criminal activity can also be submitted to the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or at clackamas.us/sheriff/tip.
“We know this is a stressful time for county residents, and we understand people’s concerns about possible increased criminal activity in evacuated areas,” said Sheriff Craig Roberts.
“We are stepping up our presence in response to the fires, and appreciate everyone’s patience as we work together,” added Sheriff Roberts. “The curfew allows us to focus our patrol and evacuation efforts during this unprecedented wildfire crisis. I urge people to stay out of Level 3 evacuation zones — for their own safety and the safety of others.”
Read the full emergency declaration below:
Click to access BCC-EmergencyDeclaration.pdf
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