Fire, Powerline Fire, Washington County

September 10 Morning Update

Groner K-8 school in Scholls on Wednesday, September 9. Photo: Brad Burke

The sky is a sickly yellow-orange this morning from the sunlight filtering through air choked with smoke and ash as wildfires continue across the western United States and in Oregon. Here are quick updates on the situation in our region.

The Powerline Fire near Cherry Grove now has around 100 firefighters and other personnel working on the fire; yesterday, after a helicopter experienced mechanical issues, "Super Scooper" planes were deployed to assist on the fire. Below is a dramatic video of one of these planes in operation sent to us from the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Current evacuation orders remain in place; the evacuation point was moved to Mountain Side High School, located at 12500 SW 175th Avenue in Beaverton.

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