LIST: Temporary shelters as wildfires rip through Oregon

Wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Shelters have opened up around Oregon as wildfire infernos fueled by dry winds rip through hundreds of thousands of acres across the state in a “once-in-a-generation event,” according to Gov. Kate Brown.

As of Friday, an estimated 500,000 reside in evacuation zones, with 40,000 forced to flee their homes. Since Monday, temporary shelters have opened up across the state.

The Red Cross is providing support and assistance throughout the state. The complete list of Red Cross locations is at the bottom of this article.

This list is arranged alphabetically by county.

Benton County

Although there are no fires or evacuations in place for Benton County residents as of Wednesday at 3 p.m., temporary emergency shelters have been opened after Benton received a mutual aid request from Linn County.

The Benton County Fairgrounds are able to host cars, RVs and livestock trailers. Officials at the fairgrounds are also accepting donations for those impacted by the wildfires in western Oregon.

Benton County Fairgrounds
110 SW 53rd St
Corvallis, OR 97333

Clackamas County

The temporary evacuation point at Clackamas County Community College in Oregon City is being moved since it’s under Level 2 evacuation orders. Evacuees are now asked to go to the Clackamas Town Center where the Red Cross has set up a temporary evacuation site. The Oregon Convention Center is also a temporary shelter. Livestock animals can be taken to the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hood River Fairgrounds, Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, St Paul Rodeo Grounds and Yamhill County fairgrounds.

Clackamas Town Center
12000 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Deschutes County

Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires

The Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires have devastated communities in the Santiam Canyon area. Those who evacuated further into Marion County are asked to go to the Oregon State Fairgrounds, while residents who went to Deschutes County are asked to go to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds for shelter.

Oregon State Fairgrounds
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
3800 SW Airport Way
Redmond, OR 97756

Douglas County

Those who have fled wildfires in Douglas County can head to the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 Frear St.
Roseburg, OR 97471
Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location

Jackson County

Those who have fled the Almeda Fire in southern Jackson County are at the Jackson County Expo, however, there are other shelters, too.

Jackson County Expo
1 Peninger Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location

Harvest Time Fellowship
345 2nd St
Gold Hill, OR
Call Jerry Frasier at 707-845-6310 to confirm room

Edgewater Christian Fellowship
101 Assembly Circle
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Call 541-474-7172 to confirm room

East Evans Creek Community Center
8205 E Evans Creek Road
Rogue River, OR 97530
Call 541-582-6006 to confirm room

Lane County

The Holiday Farm Fire burning near the Eugene-Springfield metro area is triggering evacuations after devastating communities, including Blue River. People were asked to shelter at Springfield High School; however, a new temporary evacuation point has been established at Silke Field. The Cottage Grove Masonic Hall is also open to those who have fled from their homes.

Silke Field
908 N 10th Ave
Springfield, OR 97477

Cottage Grove Masonic Hall
33322 Row River Road
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Springfield High School
875 7th Street
Springfield, OR 97477

Lincoln County

Those impacted by the Echo Mountain and Kimberling Mountain Road fires are asked to go to the Newport Rec Center. The Red Cross moved locations for logistical reasons. Lincoln County Fairgrounds will take all animals that are not dogs or cats. The Lincoln County Commons is taking livestock animals. Supplies for companion animals are available at the Lincoln County Animals Shelter’s entrance.

Newport Rec Center
225 SE Avery Street
Newport, OR 97365
Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location

Agate Beach State Park Campground
Parking lot with restrooms and the South Jetty are available for overflow camping by
folks evacuating from Lincoln City

Lincoln County Commons (for livestock)
633 NE 3rd Street
Newport, OR 97365

Linn County

The Linn County Fairgrounds is open for those who have evacuated from the Santiam Canyon fires; however, they are at max capacity for livestock sheltering. The fairground is also accepting donations at its Santiam Building, including donations of food, water, hygiene products, bedding and clothing, along with pet and livestock supplies.

Linn-Benton County Fairgrounds
3700 Knox Butte Rd E
Albany, OR 97322
Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location

Marion County

Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires

The Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires have devastated communities in the Santiam Canyon area. Those who evacuated further into Marion County are asked to go to the Oregon State Fairgrounds, while residents who went to Deschutes County are asked to go to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds for shelter.

Oregon State Fairgrounds
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Note: The Salvation Army will provide daily boxed meals at this location

Multnomah County

No evacuation orders have been issued for the city of Portland; however, in neighboring Clackamas County, the cities of Estacada and Molalla are under Level 3 “Go Now” evacuation orders, while Oregon City and Canby are under Level 2 “Get Set” orders.

The Oregon Convention Center in Portland is being opened as an evacuee shelter for those displaced by the fires, according to Metro officials.

Also, the City of Portland and the Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services opened additional shelter capacity for those experiencing homelessness. This additional shelter capacity will be available throughout the duration of this air event, and it will be open 24 hours, instead of overnight only. For details, call 211

Multnomah County emergency shelter information

Tillamook County

Those fleeing the Pike Fire in Tillamook County can shelter at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

Tillamook County Fairgrounds
4603 3rd St
Tillamook, OR 97141

Washington/Yamhill counties

Chehalem Mountain/Bald Peak Fire

Temporary shelters have been established for those impacted by the Chehalem Mountain/Bald Peak Fire in Washington and Yamhill counties.

Mountainside High School
12500 SW 175th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97007

Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo grounds
2070 NE Lafayette Ave
McMinnville, OR 97128

Washington County Fair Complex (Westside Commons) ** Animals accepted at this site
801 NE 34th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97124

The Red Cross is providing support and assistance
at the following locations:

  • Oregon State Fairgrounds: 2330 17th St. NE, Salem
  • Portland Convention Center: 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland
  • Corbett High School: 35800 E Historic Columbia River, Corbett
  • Springfield High School/Silky Field: 875 7th St., Springfield
  • Deschutes County Fairgrounds: 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond
  • Jackson County Expo: 1 Peninger Rd., Central Point
  • Josephine County Fairgrounds: 1451 Fairgrounds Rd., Grants Pass
  • Newport Recreation Center: 225 SE Avery St., Newport
  • Douglas County Fairgrounds: 2110 Frear St., Roseburg
  • Kla-Mo-Ya Casino: 34333 Us-97, Chiloquin

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