• I-84 Closed East Of Portland As Eagle Creek Fire Threatens Gorge Residents



    All lanes of Interstate 84 remain closed from Troutdale (Exit 17) to 2 miles west of Hood River (MP 62). SR-14 is closed to commercial traffic in both directions, but open to passenger vehicles. Bridge of the Gods is closed.

    The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has increased evacuation levels to the following: Level 3 (Go!) for Larch Mountain and the communities of Latourell, Bridal Veil, Dodson, Warrendale, and East Corbett. Corbett and Springdale are under a Level 2 (Get Set) evacuation level. An evacuation shelter has been established at Mt. Hood Community College, located at 3691 NE 17th Drive, Gresham, OR.




    The Hood River County Sheriff upgraded all Level 1 (Get Ready) notices in Cascade Locks to Level 2 (Get Set). This includes all areas north of Wa Na Pa to the Columbia River and on the east end of town north of I-84 to the river, as well as Forest Lane and intersecting roads, running east to Government Cove. Level 3 (Go!) evacuation notice is in place for everything south of I-84 in Cascade Locks. A Red Cross Shelter has been set up at the Skamania County Fairgrounds, immediately across the Columbia River in Stevenson, Washington.









    This is a very dynamic situation and evacuation levels can rapidly change. The Hood River County Sheriff (http://www.hoodriversheriff.com/news/breaking-news/) and Multnomah County Sheriff (https://flashalert.net/id/MCSO/107579?alert=1) are the most reliable sources for evacuation updated information.
    Remember: Level Three means go now; Level Two means that you should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice; and Level One means be on alert.


    https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5584/


    A new fire, the Eagle Creek Fire, was reported Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:00pm in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The fire grew to 3,000 acres overnight. The fire exhibited significant growth on the afternoon of September 4th and current fire size is still estimated at 4,800 acres. The fire will continue to grow through the night of September 4th-5th.
    Public safety is the number one priority in the Eagle Creek Fire. The Eagle Creek Fire is human caused but specifics remain under investigation by the Oregon State Police.

    Evacuation Information:
    The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has issued Level 3 (Go!) evacuations for Larch Mountain and the communities of Dodson and Warrendale. The communities of Latourell and Bridal Veil are in Level 2 (Be Ready) evacuation status.
    East Corbett is under a Level 3 (Be Set) evacuation and the rest of Corbett is under Level 1 (Be Ready) evacuation.

    The Red Cross is opening a shelter in Gresham, OR at Mount Hood Community College (26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR) for all Warrendale and Dodson residents.
    The Hood River County Sheriff issued Level 3 (Go) evacuations for everything south of Interstate 84 in Cascade Locks. All prior Level 1 evacuations in Cascade Locks have been increased to Level 2 (Set) by the Hood River County Sheriff. A Red Cross Shelter has been set up at the Skamania County Fairgrounds, immediately across the Columbia River in Stevenson, Washington.
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