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Monday in Portland: Police arrest 2 suspects following overnight manhunt, Lookout Fire surpasses 10k acres and more

Emily Scarvie

(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Monday, Aug. 21 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. Police arrest 2 shooting suspects following overnight manhunt

Authorities arrested two shooting suspects early Monday following an overnight manhunt in Southeast Portland’s Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. Portland police said an officer responding to a call saw two people shooting at an apartment building on Southeast 112th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard. When the officer turned on their lights, the two suspects fled.

Authorities told residents to shelter in place and set up a perimeter. Police detained two people, an adult male and a juvenile male, and concluded the search. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police. No injuries were reported.

2. Lookout Fire surpasses 10k acres, evacuations in place

Officials said Monday that the Lookout Fire in Lane County passed the 10,000-acre mark over the weekend and is continuing to grow. The fire is currently listed as 11,174 acres and 5% contained, doubling in size since Friday. According to authorities, most of the fire’s spread is on the eastern side, moving downhill toward Deer Creek Road.

There are several evacuations of all levels in place. A full list of evacuations is available on Lane County’s website. Evacuations have also extended into Linn County, where there’s currently a Level 3 “Go Now” evacuation in place for Olallie Campground, Trail Bridge Reservoir & Campground and the trails and roadways north of the Linn County line and west of Highway 126.

3. Tropical Storm Hilary leaves parts of Oregon under flood, landslide watches

Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall along Mexico’s Baja California coast on Sunday, but the storm’s impact is likely to be felt as far away as Idaho in the coming days. Flood watches are in effect from Sunday through Tuesday afternoon for parts of eastern and central Oregon, including the Grande Ronde Valley, Northern Blue Mountains, Southern Blue Mountains, Wallowa County, Baker County, Harney County, Malheur County, the Lower Treasure Valley, John Day Basin and Ochoco-John Day Highlands, according to the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

People in these areas are advised to stay alert and travel with extreme caution, especially at night. According to a spokesperson for the geology department, landslides known as debris flows travel faster than humans can run and may be carrying boulders and logs that can put people and structures at risk.

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow with all the latest Portland news.

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