Oregon's Eagle Creek Fire jumps river and ignites fire on Washin - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Oregon's Eagle Creek Fire jumps river and ignites fire on Washington side

Posted: Updated:
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. -

Oregon's Eagle Creek fire grew rapidly overnight thanks to some strong winds. 

The 10,000 acre blaze started Saturday about 35 miles east of Portland and is being fueled by unseasonable hot weather, dry vegetation and powerful winds.

Overnight the fire sparked a fire across the river in Washington and prompted mandatory evacuations of multiple communities.

Evacuation Information:

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has issued Level 3 (Go!) evacuations for Larch Mountain and the communities of Dodson, Warrendale, Latourell, Bridal Veil, and East Corbett. Corbett and Springdale are under a Level 2 (Be Ready) evacuation status. An evacuation shelter has been established at Mt. Hood Community College, located at 3691 NE 17th Drive, Gresham, OR.

The Hood River County Sheriff upgraded all Level 1 (Get Ready) notices in Cascade Locks to Level 2 (Get Set). This includes all areas north of Wa Na Pa to the Columbia River and on the east end of town north of I-84 to the river, as well as Forest Lane and intersecting roads, running east to Government Cove. Level 3 (Go!) evacuation notice is in place for everything south of I-84 in Cascade Locks. A Red Cross Shelter has been set up at the Skamania County Fairgrounds, immediately across the Columbia River in Stevenson, Washington. 

Due to fire activity Archer in Skamania County, Washington, the following evacuation levels are in place: Level 3 (Go!) for Archer Mountain Road- Smith Crops- Deville Road. Mabee Mines Road is under a Level 2 (Get Set) evacuation notice. For information regarding evacuations in Skamania County, please contact the Skamania County Emergency Operations Center at 509-427-8076. This fire is being managed by Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

A 40 mile stretch of Interstate 84 has also been closed due to heavy smoke and its proximity to the blaze. Oregon State Police say the fire appears to be human-caused, likely by the misuse of fireworks. 
 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:41:55 GMT

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>
  • Big new pedestrian bridge in Spokane finally has a name

    Big new pedestrian bridge in Spokane finally has a name

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:17:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A big new pedestrian bridge at the edge of the University District near downtown Spokane finally has a name.    The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday night to dub the $12 million span for pedestrians and cyclists "The University District Gateway Bridge." 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A big new pedestrian bridge at the edge of the University District near downtown Spokane finally has a name.    The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday night to dub the $12 million span for pedestrians and cyclists "The University District Gateway Bridge." 

    >>
  • Pierce County woman wakes up to stranger in her house rubbing her face

    Pierce County woman wakes up to stranger in her house rubbing her face

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-04-24 05:11:05 GMT

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A Pierce County woman was terrified over the weekend when she woke up to a stranger in her house rubbing her face. She ran to her neighbor's house and the neighbor contacted the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arriving deputies spoke with the neighbor who called 911. 

    >>

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - A Pierce County woman was terrified over the weekend when she woke up to a stranger in her house rubbing her face. She ran to her neighbor's house and the neighbor contacted the Pierce County Sheriff's Office at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arriving deputies spoke with the neighbor who called 911. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Spokane police investigating fatal crash near 3rd and Liberty Park

    Spokane police investigating fatal crash near 3rd and Liberty Park

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:56:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a car near 3rd and Liberty Park Place east of downtown Spokane Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area called police after hearing a crash, coming out to investigate and finding a person in the street. Arriving officers and medical crews began lifesaving efforts, but were not successful and the pedestrian died.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a car near 3rd and Liberty Park Place east of downtown Spokane Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area called police after hearing a crash, coming out to investigate and finding a person in the street. Arriving officers and medical crews began lifesaving efforts, but were not successful and the pedestrian died.

    >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 24th

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 24th

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:55:15 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 24th.

    >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 24th.

    >>
  • Supreme Court's last argument is over Trump travel ban

    Supreme Court's last argument is over Trump travel ban

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:53 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:53:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.    It's the last case the justices will hear until October.    The Trump administration is asking the court to reverse lower court rulings striking down the ban.

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.    It's the last case the justices will hear until October.    The Trump administration is asking the court to reverse lower court rulings striking down the ban.

    >>