Governor Tours Fire-Damaged Areas in Clackamas County

Governor Kate Brown on Monday visited Clackamas County where she saw areas damaged by the Riverside, Dowty Road, and Unger fires — which have destroyed hundreds of homes and other structures and forced thousands to evacuate earlier this month.

Brown alsly met with local elected officials, received a fire briefing from the Riverside Incident Command Post, and met with firefighters and local law enforcement.

“It’s hard to believe the magnitude of impact these fires have had on Clackamas County, and I know for many who live here, the destruction is unfathomable,” said Governor Brown. “As I continue to visit communities around the state that have been hard hit by these wildfires, my commitment strengthens — to secure the resources necessary to help rebuild an even stronger Oregon.”

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The governor was joined on her visit by House Majority Leader Christine Drazan, of Canby, Molalla Mayor Keith Swigart, Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard, as well as a number of state fire, forestry, law enforcement and military officials.

Riverside Fire — by far the largest of the infernos to break out in Clackamas County this month — has burned more than 138,000 acres and was 37% contained as of Monday.

More photos from the governor’s tour of Clackamas County and meetings with local officials:

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