A wildfire in Oregon grew overnight and had spread into Washington on Tuesday, September 5. Officials told local news they did not know how large the Eagle Creek Fire was, but it stood at 4,800 acres Monday night.
— Multnomah Co Sheriff (@MultCoSO) September 5, 2017
The fire was threatening homes and had closed down 40 miles of I-84. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office issued an updated list of mandatory evacuations Monday morning. An air alert had been issued, and ash was seen falling from the sky.
The fire may have been triggered by a “misuse of fireworks,” a news report said, but no official cause had been determined.