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Eagle Creek Fire size remains the same over past 24 hours

Firefighters battle the Eagle Creek Fire on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. (SBG photo) 

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. – Fire officials said the Eagle Creek Fire has not grown any measurable amount in the past 24 hours.

Thursday, officials said the fire behavior remains minimal and most of the fire is smoldering.

However, they have seen some flames. They said it’s likely large trees will still catch fire since moisture can’t penetrate them as easily.

Residents in the area might continue to see smoke.

Fire crews are still monitoring the perimeter and extinguishing hot spots. They’re also working on soil stabilization projects because there’s still a chance debris flows and landslides could occur in the area.

The Oregon Department of Transportation is continuing to watch for fallen rocks and trees along the Interstate 84 corridor.

ODOT said I-84 eastbound should open this weekend or early next week. They plan to shift eastbound traffic into a westbound lane of I-84 near Shellrock Mountain.

Officials ask the public to drive slowly through the area and to stay out of closed areas.

There is still a chance trees and rocks could fall on the road.

Northwest Team 12 is now managing the fire. They’re planning ahead in case the weather becomes warm and dry again in the coming week.

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