TROUTDALE — The Eagle Creek fire was one of dozens of wildfires burning in western states that sent smoke into cities from Seattle to Denver — prompting health warnings and cancellations of outdoor activities for children by many school districts.
Tall timber contributed to explosive fire behavior Tuesday as the Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires merged to cover an estimated 32,000 acres, according to a report by Oregon Public Broadcasting this morning. The fire spread approximately 15 miles Sept. 5 and overnight reached downstream of Multnomah Falls.
Police, fire, and medical reports from September 5
I-84 closed as fire jumps river
UPDATED Tuesday 3:55 CASCADE LOCKS (AP) — Ash is drifting down onto the Oregon town of Cascade Locks from a fire burning nearby in the Columbia River Gorge, which firefighters are battling to keep at bay. Authorities said Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, that evacuation orders remain for 283 structures, including 15 businesses.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Crews helped rescue more than 100 hikers stranded in the mountains overnight after a wildfire closed their trail and they were trapped between two blazes. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office said Sunday afternoon that the final group of hikers left the Wahtum Lake area at the bottom of the trail and were headed by bus to meet with their friends and family. Deputy Joel Ives says no hikers were missing but one hiker was taken out by ambulance for exhaustion and dehydration.
HOOD RIVER (AP) — The Latest on the Oregon hikers awaiting rescue due to the growing wildfires (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Officials say six hikers have been rescued after more than 100 were trapped overnight between two wildfires on an Oregon trail. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office says family and friends can reunite with the hikers at the Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery. The Mountain Wave Search and Rescue team says they have buses ready to pick up the hikers when they come out. About 130 homes in Cascade Locks were under evacuation orders because of the wildfire, which has grown to almost 5 square miles.
Police, fire, and medical reports from August 31
The third of four crosswalk enforcement actions took place Monday in The Dalles, and one of the ticketed motorists had been cited for the same thing in an earlier enforcement action. The action is part of The Dalles Police Department’s efforts to improve pedestrian safety, specifically motorists who do not yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks.
Police, fire, and medical reports from August 30
BROOKINGS (AP) — Firefighters are confronting extremely hot and dry weather on the fire lines of two large blazes burning in southwest and central Oregon.
Police, fire, and medical reports from August 29
A senior citizen in The Dalles spent the weekend stressing about a phishing call involving her Dish Network account that she worried might have made her vulnerable to identity theft. “I’m fine but there are a lot of seniors out there who get intimidated by that kind of stuff and I think they should know about this,” she said.
Police, fire, and medical reports from August 25
The Dalles Police Department will conduct a crosswalk safety enforcement operation on Monday, Aug. 28, on Third Street, between Lincoln and Taylor streets.
Police, fire, and medical reports from August 4