Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
U.S. Forest Service
Hood River, OR 97031
Eagle Creek Fire
September 26, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
Fire Information: 541-392-1632 (8 a.m.-8 p.m.)
Approximate Fire Size: 48,573 acres
Approximate Fire Containment: 46%
Two reconnaissance flights yesterday revealed no significant change in behavior or size of Eagle Creek Fire. Today, incident objectives remain the same with crews working on suppression repair, chipping, decking trees, and mop-up where the topography and terrain allow. Personnel continue to work closely with resource advisors (READs) on repair specifications on the use of chippers and excavators in the southern flank of the fire. Hood River County collaborated with resource advisors to finalize a plan for identifying and relocating downed logs out of the eastern flank. As chipping work ends in some areas, personnel and heavy equipment are being repositioned as needed. More personnel and heavy equipment are on order.
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team assigned to Eagle Creek Fire was in-briefed in Hood River yesterday. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area tasked the BAER team with assessing and prescribing emergency stabilization treatments for the areas that have been most affected by Eagle Creek Fire.
A high-pressure system is predicted to create a warming trend this week, bringing temperatures into the mid-70s tomorrow. Light east winds in the afternoon will pick up Wednesday and Thursday, with gusts predicted to reach 25-35 mph. The public will see an increase of isolated smokes from the fire starting today, mostly due to isolated logs continuing to burn. Fire behavior remains minimal and fire spread is unlikely around most of the fire. Later in the week, a low-pressure system will bring a chance of rain and cool temperatures going into the weekend.
A reduction in acreage (-95) is due to more accurate mapping from an infrared flight on Sunday night.
Resources Assigned: 2 Hand Crews; 6 Engines; 1 Helicopter; 1 Dozer; 170 total Personnel
Additional fire, closure and evacuation information can be found at the following sites:
● Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5584/
● Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EagleCreekandIndianCreekFires2017/
● Twitter: https://twitter.com/eaglecreekfire
● Oregon Smoke Information: https://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
● Multnomah County Sheriff Flash Alert: https://www.flashalert.net/id/MCSO
● Hood River County Sheriff: http://www.hoodriversheriff.com/news/breaking-news/
● Road Closures: https://tripcheck.com
● Firewise Information: http://www.firewise.org/