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Columbia River Gorge Wildfire Update 2017

09/05/2017

On the afternoon of September 2nd, 2017, a wildfire erupted along the very popular Eagle Creek trail near Cascade Locks, OR in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Due to heavy winds and warm weather, the fire has grown significantly causing evacuations along the Oregon and Washington sides of the western side of the Columbia River Gorge. Right now our thoughts are with the communities in The Gorge feeling the impact of this event and the brave men and women firefighters out there working hard to save our home, businesses, and precious landmarks. 

Below is a list of resources for locals and visitors about the current Eagle Creek fire situation in the Columbia River Gorge. 


Updates on Road Closures, Evacuations, and Shelters:

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office - Evacuation information for the Oregon side of the Gorge

- Map of evacuations in Multnomah County

Hood River County Sheriff's Office - Evacuation information for the Oregon side of the Gorge

Skamania County Sheriff's Office - Evacuation information for the Washington side of the Gorge

Oregon Department of Transportation Road Updates - Tripcheck.com - Latest information on road closures

Washington Department of Transportation Road Updates

Eagle Creek Fire Incident Report

Indian Creek Fire Incident Report

US Forest Service Facebook Page updates on the fire

FAQs about the Fire

Columbia Gorge Express Service cancelled for weekend of September 8-10th

 

Alternative Lodging Options for Visitors in and around the Columbia River Gorge:

Hood River

The Dalles

Mt. Hood Territory


Ways to Help:

Give back to the Hood River County Search & Rescue team who safely rescued 153 hikes from the Eagle Creek trail on Sunday. 

Donate to Cascade Regions Red Cross - they are supporting evacuation shelters

Hood River locals looking to volunteer or donate, call 541-387-6911 (source: Hood River County Sheriff's Office)]

If you are interested in volunteering at a Friends of the Gorge stewardship work party after fire damage is assessed, email their Outreach Manager Maegan Jossy, maegan@gorgefriends.org to be added to their trail stewardship list. 

Sign up for future trail work parties with Trailkeepers of Oregon


More coming soon...


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