ODOT closes I-84 off ramp as Eagle Creek Fire burns nearby

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CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. – The eastbound off ramp of Interstate 84 at milepost 41 is closed west of Cascade Locks, ODOT said.

Officials closed the ramp due to the 3,000-acre Eagle Creek Fire burning in the Columbia River Gorge.

The ramp is closed until further notice.

ODOT reminds the public that I-84 is still open. It’s just the ramp that’s closed.

Motorists to take alternate routes.

The Eagle Creek Fire is also causing evacuations in the area.

More than 200 homes and businesses near Cascade Locks are currently under a Level 3 (go) evacuation order. The Red Cross has set up a shelter in Stevenson, Wash. across the Columbia River. Several other people are under a Level 2 (Get Set) evacuation order. Hood River County residents who need information about the fire can call 541-387-6941.

Multnomah County officials said they have put the communities of Bonneville Dam, Warrendale and Dodson under a Level 1 (be ready) evacuation ahead of a forecasted wind shift on Sunday evening. Multnomah County is opening a shelter on Monday morning at Troutdale's Chapel Church (27132 SE Stark Street), should the evacuation order increase overnight.

Current Evacuation orders:

  • Level 3 (Go) evacuation notice given to residences south of Interstate 84
  • Level 2 (Be Set) evacuation notice given to all residences north of Interstate 84
  • Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation notices given to residents living in Bonneville, Dodson and Warrendale

Police say fireworks may have sparked the wildfire that started at about 4 p.m. Saturday along the popular Eagle Creek Hiking Trail. Troopers said they identified an underage boy as a suspect in the case.

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