The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to safely address ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires. Removing fire debris is a two-step cleanup process. Step 1 is clearing properties of household hazardous waste to minimize exposure of hazardous materials to the public. Step 2 is removal of ash and debris.
If you have questions about this process, call our Wildfire Debris Cleanup hotline: 503-934-1700. Or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wildfires Have a Major Effect on Our Transportation System
The 2020 Labor Day weekend wildfires affected so much of our lives including our transportation system. Most people know that roads close due to flames and smoke when fires are in the immediate area, but many people may not know that debris such as downed trees can create hazards long after the fire is out. Fire can damage the road surface, signs, guardrails, etc. too. There are four phases of re-opening highways - evaluation, critical services, partial opening and full restoration.
Reopening roads after wildfires infographic