Eagle Creek Fire spreads to more than 32,000 acres, 0% contained
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. – The combined Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires grew to more than 32,000 acres between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to Eagle Creek Joint Information Center.
The fire is 0% contained.
The Archer Mountain Fire on the Washington side of the Columbia River is now 112 acres.
The information center says cooler temperatures and weaker winds Wednesday morning have helped crews.
However, they are concerned about the upcoming chance of thunderstorms and lightning. They’re worried the storm won’t bring any rain.
Crews are planning a controlled burn Wednesday in Corbett. They say residents in the area should expect smoke.
Tuesday, fire officials confirmed the fire destroyed one small residential structure and four outbuildings.
The following locations are under a Level 3 (Go!) evacuation notice:
- Larch Mountain
- Bridal Veil
- Corbett, East of the 38700 block of Columbia River Highway
Fire officials also issued Level 2 evacuation warnings to Corbett/Springdale, west of 38700 block of Columbia River Highway to the Sandy River
Monday afternoon, officials issued a Level 1 evacuation notice to Troutdale, East of 257th Avenue and north of Stark Street, west of the Sandy River.
The Salvation Army in Camas/Washougal is serving as an emergency shelter for evacuees. It'll be open through 10 p.m. Tuesday, but could remain open overnight depending on the need.
There's also a Red Cross Shelter at Mt. Hood Community College.
And if you have livestock or small animals needing shelter, the Clackamas County Fair & Events Center has opened for Eagle Creek fire evacuees.
The Archer Mountain Fire burning on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge is also causing Level 3 evacuations.
- Archer Mountain Road
- Smith Crops
- Deville Road
There is a Red Cross shelter for evacuees at Skamania County Fairgrounds.