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Eagle Creek Fire

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I-84 East- and Westbound Lanes Now Open
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INCIDENT UPDATED 11 HRS. AGO

Approximate Location

45.63 latitude, -121.904 longitude

Incident Overview

Eagle Creek Public Information Map 9/23/17

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The Eagle Creek Fire, was reported Sept. 2 at approximately 4 p.m in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The fire grew to 3,000 acres overnight that first night. During the night of September 4th and 5th, east winds, combined with excessive heat caused the fire rapidly increase in size pushing westward. As of the morning of September 5th, the fire had grown to over 20,000 acres and had spotted across the Columbia River into Washington near Archer Mountain. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity levels helped slow fire growth over the next several days. As of September 23rd, the fire is 48,668 acres and is 46% contained.

Public and firefighter safety is the number one priority on the Eagle Creek Fire. The Eagle Creek Fire remains under investigation by the Oregon State Police.


For information regarding evacuations please contact your local Sheriff's Office.


Hood River - http://www.hoodriversheriff.com/

Multnomah - https://www.mcso.us/site/


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginSaturday September 02nd, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
Location1 mile south of Cascade Locks, Oregon
Incident CommanderCraig Glazier IC Type 2
Incident DescriptionWildfire Burning In The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Current Situation

Total Personnel156
Size48,668 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained46%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (large trees)

Dense forest

Open Grass (1 foot tall)

Significant Events

Fire behavior was minimal although there was a small increase in smoke and open flame in some areas. There were clear sunny skies for most of the day.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Planned actions include monitoring fire activity, continue back haul of excess equipment and suppression repairs.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours:

Minimal fire behavior.

24 hours:

Minimal fire behavior.

48 hours:

Minimal fire behavior.

72 hours:

Minimal fire behavior Anticipated after 72 hours: Possibility for moderate fire behavior increase as a warming and drying trend develops.

Remarks

Interstate 84 conditions: Eastbound I-84 opened at approximately 2:00 p.m. today and is restricted to a single lane east of Cascade Locks.

Oregon 100 conditions:

Highway 100 is closed 2 miles east of Corbett Milepost 9 through 22 from Larch Mountain to Ainsworth due to wildfire.

Critical Resource needs continue to be a struggle to get filled for meeting the mission and objectives on this incident.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A weak lower pressure system continues off the coast bringing morning clouds and partly sunny weather during the day. Starting Tuesday there will be a ridge of high pressure that will build into the region bringing a drying trend starting Tuesday evening into Wednesday with above normal temperatures and east wind beginning on Thursday.

Unit Information

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
U.S. Forest Service
902 Wasco Avenue, Suite 200
Hood River, OR 97031
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Phone: 541-392-1632
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