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Fire crews in Hood River, Cascade Locks prepare for shifting winds

07 September 2017, 10:40 | Christie Tate

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Mountain Wave dropped supplies to the hikers. "You always have to be ready".

After four days of fighting the Eagle Creek Fire, crews reported late Wednesday the blaze was 5% contained.

The fire burning in the Columbia River Gorge became very active Monday afternoon with extreme long-range spotting, according to the USFS.

Although there now are no local wildfires, "There absolutely is fire risk", Pacific County Fire District No. 1 Chief Jacob Brundage said on September 5. The Level 1 warning calls for people to gather up valuables in anticipation of an evacuation.

A fast-moving wildfire chewing through Oregon's forestland is threatening more than homes and people. The fire district contacted the state Department of Natural Resources, the agency that typically fights wildfires on state land. Numbers wise, they say the fires are not going to decimate all Columbia coho. "We're hoping for the best".

The 16-square-mile fire east of Portland prompted hundreds of home evacuations, and embers drifted across the Columbia River to spark blazes in Washington state.

In Montana, Glacier National Park officials recently ordered the evacuation of all residents, campers and tourists from one of the most popular areas of the park as wind gusts drove the flames toward the doorstep of an iconic lodge.

Both Oregon and Washington fires remain zero percent contained.

Red Cross shelters are set up at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, the Skamania County Fairgrounds in Stevenson, Washington.

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In Northern California, a fire destroyed 72 homes and forced about 2,000 people from their homes.

"I stated, 'do you understand you just began a backwoods fire?' and the child stated, 'what are we expected to do about it now?'" Fitzgerald said.

Conn has spent long hours running the large barn at the fairgrounds which now houses pets including cats, dogs, chickens and a goat named Pear.

Fitzgerald says she watched as it smoked all the way down the steep hillside. "It's nice knowing we're giving them some peace".

The Eagle Creek and Indian Creek Fires have merged and are now being treated by fire officials as one.

The situation is critical in the area as the fire is out of control.

A person snaps a cell phone photo of the Eagle Creek Fire, visible from the nearby town Cascade Locks.

Oregon State Fire Marshal spokesman Damon Simmons said Wednesday the buildings are in the same general location but he was not sure of the precise location.



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