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Oregon’s Columbia Gorge Fires Have Burned 31,000 Acres

6 Sep 2017, 11:09 am

Officials combined efforts to fight two wildfires east of Portland, Oregon, in the Columbia River Gorge on Wednesday, September 6.

The Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires have burned a combined 31,000 acres and spread 15 miles Tuesday, a news report said.

Evacuation orders were in place in several towns in Multnomah County, and a portion of I-84 remained closed. The fire had spread into Washington on Tuesday.

Oregon State Police said they identified a 15-year-old from Vancouver, Washington, as the person who started the Eagle Creek Fire with fireworks. Police said they were seeking additional witnesses of the incident.

 

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