Increased fire activity prompts new, updated evacuation alerts near Hood River

More than 900 firefighters are working to contain the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge. Other local officials are working to keep pets safe and inform the public. Photo courtesy Multnomah County Communications

This information is current as of 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Increased Eagle Creek fire activity has prompted the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office to make two changes to evacuation notices.

There is now a new Level 1 evacuation alert west of Hood River. Level 1 means people should be ready for a potential evacuation.

It runs from Collins Rd. in Dee at the south end to I-84 on the north end, and includes all areas west of the following lines: Country Club south to Reed Road, running due south to Hwy. 281, continuing along 281 to milepost 12.5, then following the Middle Fork of the Hood River until it comes parallel with the south end of Collins Road.

The sheriff’s office says no structures are immediately threatened by the fire.

The sheriff’s office has also extended a Level 2 evacuation area on the northeast half of Cascade Locks. It is being extended east to Viento State Park along the Interstate 84 corridor.

Level 2 means people should be ready evacuate at a moment’s notice.

Here are the latest maps released by the Hood River County Sheriff's Office at 4:15 p.m. Friday. Green is Level 1; Yellow is Level 2; Red is Level 3.

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