Wildfire News

SLIDESHOW: Gorge flight shows fire complexity

Gresham Outlook - News
Damage from the Eagle Creek Fire, while visible in spots, also spared much of the Columbia River Gorge.

SLIDESHOW: Tour reveals Eagle Creek fire damage

Gresham Outlook - News
An ODOT press tour of Columbia River Gorge sites hit by the Eagle Creek Fire reveals a mosaic of damage, yet plenty of green remains.

Columbia River Gorge fire is an unusual beast

Portland Tribune - News
Not used to battling blaze near city, some Eagle Creek firefighters are ready to head back home.

Eagle Creek Fire evacuation orders for Multnomah County…

Portland Tribune - News
Successful fire fighting, rains alleviate wildfire's west side activity; landslides, flash floods still pose danger.

Bonamici still seeks broader immigration legislation

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat says she would support bill to shield young immigrants in emerging deal between Trump and congressional Democrats

Expected rain will bring relief to Eagle Creek Fire

Portland Tribune - News
A predicted 3-5 inches of rain over the next five days will advance burn out of fire, now at 32 percent containment.

I-84 westbound reopens to public

Gresham Outlook - News
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office lowers Level 3 evacuation orders to Level 2

Gorge residents return home

Gresham Outlook - News
Evacuation levels lowered Friday as deputies support re-entry into areas formerly under Level 3 evacuation orders.

SLIDESHOW: Eagle Creek Fire cleanup keeps I-84 closed

Gresham Outlook - News
Officials hope to have the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 re-opened by this weekend - weather and fire conditions permitting.

Hope and fear mix as fires still burn

Portland Tribune - News
Officials looking ahead while overseeing crews battling blazes in Columbia River Gorge during the weekend

Eagle Creek Fire area closure expanded for Hood River…

Gresham Outlook - News
Because of the high risk of human-caused fire, the U.S. Forest Service has closed access to the Hood River Ranger district west of Highway 35 and…


Gresham Outlook - News
The Oregon State Fire Marshal says activity is expected to increase as today's warming and drying trend arrives.

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future fires

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Cooler temperatures, lighter wind give firefighters…

Portland Tribune - News
Eagle Creek Fire is 7 percent contained; firefighters aim to protect Corbett community on fire's western edge.

Company offers to shelter animals displaced by wildfires

Portland Tribune - News
'We are extending free boarding for pets that have been displaced by the fires so families can be assured their animals are safe and be able to focus…

UPDATING: Eagle Creek Fire now No. 1 priority in nation

Gresham Outlook - News
Over 900 firefighters battle searing heat that destroyed three homes, several outbuildings.

No fire retardant used in Bull Run Watershed yet

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Water Bureau considers it highly unlikely retardant could enter water supply system but is monitoring the quality and has a back up plan

SLIDESHOW: Eagle Creek Fire mop up operations continue

Gresham Outlook - News
ODOT officials estimate Interstate 84 will remain closed at least through the weekend of Sept. 9-10, as crews clean up downed trees, fallen boulders…

Corbett Schools closed indefinitely

Gresham Outlook - News
Corbett Schools will be shuttered for a third day on Sept. 7 because of Gorge fire

SLIDESHOW: Multnomah Falls survives the Eagle Creek Fire

Gresham Outlook - News
The devastating Eagle Creek Fire was not able to overcome the efforts of fire crews battling to save the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge and the…

Commissioner breathes easier after touring Gorge

Gresham Outlook - News
Lori Stegmann's tour up the Gorge on Wednesday morning stopped at Multnomah Falls.

ODOT: No schedule to reopen section of I-84

Portland Tribune - News
Officials said an estimated 2,000 damaged trees could fall onto I-84, and rocks from slopes above the highway also could possibly fall onto the road.

Fire reaches Bull Run watershed, but not reservoir yet

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Water Bureau says it is prepared to switch over to groundwater wells along Columbia River if the need arises

Brown: Fire threatens water, power systems

Gresham Outlook - News
The Eagle Creek blaze jumped 13 miles in 16 hours, officials say. It is currently 0% contained.

Oneonta Tunnel like a 'kiln,' ODOT worker says

Gresham Outlook - News
Scenic tunnel in the heart of Columbia River Gorge appears heavily damaged by Eagle Creek fire.

Wildfires bring ash, smoke to metro area

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Local firefighters are deployed; highways are closed but Bull Run water remains safe.

Volunteers rescuing livestock from Eagle Creek fire

Gresham Outlook - News
Rural residents in East Multnomah County need help transporting horses, sheep and small pets.

Red Cross shelter open to those in need

Gresham Outlook - News
Supplies and place to rest at Mt. Hood Community College for those displaced by Eagle Creek fire

County declares fire emergency, schools change hours

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Additional resources sought to fight fire speading in Columbia River Gorge, schools changing schedules because of heat and smoke

Hillsboro woman hopes public sees connection to…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Maegan Jossy has been spokeswoman for the Friends of the Columbia Gorge for more than seven years.

THPRD announces cancellations

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Air quality issues force activities to cease for Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

Vancouver boy may be suspect in Eagle Creek Fire

Portland Tribune - News
Investigators said the boy and others may have been using fireworks along the Eagle Creek Trail, which sparked the fire that has burned more than…

Oregon Health Authority: Avoid being outside during smoky…

Portland Tribune - News
Respirator masks labeled N95 or N100 will filter out fine particles and can be found at hardware stores, pharmacies.

Day trip to Columbia Gorge becomes harrowing adventure for…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Tigard's Renee Padia came prepared for sunny weather, not for a narrow escape from wildfires.

Shifting wind brings more heat, smoke; Lidia bringing rain

Portland Tribune - News
The weather service reports that Tuesday evening's thunderstorms could be dry, with a potential for lightning strikes that could cause more wildfires.

Local crews work Eagle Creek Fire on Labor Day

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Firefighters will help preserve structures near Cascade Locks after a different task force returned Saturday from the Chetco Bar Fire.

Gorge group launches fundraising drive for rescuers

Portland Tribune - News
Donations sought to support those who rescue hikers and others trapped by Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia River Gorge


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