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Washington County lists public refuges from heat

TIMES FILE PHOTO - A number of sites in Washington County are opening their doors to help area residents escape this week's heat, while the fountains at Beaverton City Park offer another chance to stay cool.Washington County Public Health has advised of several places, in addition to libraries and indoor shopping malls, where vulnerable people can find refuge from the extreme heat forecast for the next few days.

Among those considered vulnerable are people who work or exercise outdoors, adults 65 and older, infants and children under age 4, homeless and poor people, and those with chronic medical conditions.

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