1) It’s not a fire.
2) It’s been raining a lot around here, after a period of dryness.
3) We’re headed over to SW Portland’s Burlingame area, which has a lot of hills.
Did you guess landslide? If so, you’d be right.
I don’t have all the details, but my understanding is that early this morning, a home up in the Terwillinger Hills slid into at least two other homes. As I type, we’re responding with an emergency response vehicle (ERV), ready to help three adults from the initial home with food, shelter and emotional support, as needed.
If you live in the area, here are a few tips for landslide safety.