Estacada votes no on merger with Clackamas Fire, will relaunch local fire district

  • Source: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
  • Published: 06/11/2021 12:00 AM

Starting next month, Estacada will be parting ways with Clackamas Fire services and relaunching its own fire district. This comes after strong criticism from the community on how things were handled during last year's wildfires. Bob Patterson is one of those residents who feels strongly about this issue. Patterson and his wife lost their home in the Riverside Fire. He says they had little warning to evacuate their home. "The sheriff came down on a Tuesday afternoon, said you're on level three which was the first we'd heard about any evacuation warning," Patterson said. By Thursday morning, nearly 30 years of memories and things you can't replace went up in flames. "There was no fire department or any type of forest service fire equipment down at our house at all," Patterson said.


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