Eagle Creek Fire Information
The Eagle Creek Fire was reported Saturday, September 2, 2017 in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The fire grew to its current size of 49,000 acres and is now almost 50% contained. Thanks to the recent rain, it is no longer growing, and there are no evacuations in the region.
I-84 is open in both directions! After nearly 3 weeks of being closed, the eastbound lanes of I-84 reopened Saturday, 9/23, in the afternoon. The lanes were reopened just after 1 p.m, about 9 days after the westbound side was reopened.
The Eagle Creek Fire has caused the closure of all trails from Mitchell Point to Troutdale in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and there have been some additional trail closures in surrounding areas. (For up-to-date information on closures in the Mt. Hood Wilderness, go towww.fs.usda.gov/main/mthood/home.)
This site provides information about the air quality throughout the state.
Ways to volunteer or donate
- Individuals and businesses that are looking for ways to volunteer or donate locally can call the Hood River County Sheriff’s office at 541-387-6911.
- You can also donate to the Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon.
- Businesses interested in making donations of food and supplies are encouraged to contact the Red Cross.