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Brush fire in Clackamas County near Beavercreek prompts evacuation orders

Homes within a quarter mile of the fire are under Level 2 (Be Set) order and those within a half mile are under Level 1 (Be Ready) order.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. — A brush fire near Beavercreek has prompt evacuations orders for part of Clackamas County. The fire has burned about 30 acres, according to Clackamas Fire.  

The fire is burning near the intersection of South Upper Highland Road and South Lower Highland Road. This is a rural area with homes in the general area.

Evacuation orders have downgraded as of 9 p.m. Thursday night. Homes within a half mile of the fire are under Level 2 (Be Set) order and those within a quarter mile of the fire are under Level 1 (Be Ready) order, according to fire officials. 

At around 5:40 p.m. Clackamas Fire officials has issued a Level 2 (Be Set) evacuation order for anyone within a half mile radius of the fire.

Clackamas fire crews, along with Colton Fire, Oregon Department of Forestry, are working on extinguishing the fire. Fire crews do not have an estimate on containment, but said calm winds are helping. 

Here's what the evacuation levels mean

Level 1 Notice - Be Ready: Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area and monitor local media outlets for information. Residents with special needs should take note and begin making arrangements to evacuate. Evacuations at this time are voluntary.

Level 2 Notice - Be Set: This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready at a moment's notice. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate.

Level 3 Notice - Go Now: Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should leave immediately. Listen to local media and watch for emergency personnel who may be coming by to give further instructions regarding the evacuation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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