Banks, Highway 6, wildfires

Morning update: Fire stopped near Glenwood, stop calling 911 for smoke

A sign on Highway 6 noting "Extreme" fire danger on Wednesday, September 9, 2002. Photo: Chas Hundley

As wildfires rage across Oregon for a third day, here are some quick updates.

-- Fire danger is still extreme, and a red flag warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. today. IFPL remains at level 3.

-- See smoke? Don't call 911 unless you see fire as well. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA) dispatch center has been inundated with calls about smoke, tying up resources for real fires. There is smoke everywhere from local fires and fires elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

--If you have been impacted by a wildfire, the nearest Red Cross evacuation point is at Neil Armstrong Middle School in Forest Grove, located at 1777 Mountain View Ln, Forest . . .

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