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Updated Wildfire Map Shows Areas of Multnomah County are in Danger

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

wildfire mapWe may still be stuck in the Pacific Northwest rainy season (read: October – May), but Multnomah County is already making preparations for this summer’s wildfire season.

The county, along with the Oregon Department of Forestry and local fire departments, have developed a map of local neighborhoods that will be at the biggest risk of wildfire damage come summer. The danger zones run from Forest Park on the west side of the county all the way to Powell Butte. Knowing ahead of time which areas of the county will be at most risk will help fire departments and rescue agencies county-wide better prepare for the season and coordinate efforts in areas that don’t have enough staff members to implement fire prevention programs on their own.