Eagle Creek Fire Explodes, Jumps River, Now Burning Both Oregon & Washington

Multnomah Falls Fires Oregon Eagle Creek
Photo by Tristan Fortsch via KATU News. Image of Eagle Creek Fire taken from Washington side of Bonneville Dam on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

This is horrible news. According to the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia River Gorge last night and is now burning on both sides of the Columbia river as of Tuesday morning.

The Eagle Creek Fire, which was originally started by fireworks, moved approximately 12 miles westward through the Columbia Gorge last night between 9 p.m. Monday night, and 5 a.m. this Tuesday morning.

According to the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office spokesperson, Damon Simmons, a spot fire broke out on the Washington side of the river near Archer Mountain burning 10-20 acres. On the Oregon side, another spot fire of approximately 100 acres is burning near Rooster Rock State Park and Multnomah Falls.

Pray for rain, thank you to all the firefighters risking their lives, and god bless to all who have lost during this tragic fire season.

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