Police and Fire


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Containment grows on Eagle Creek fire

The Eagle Creek fire continues to burn in the Gorge, and containment is now estimated at 11 percent, according to a Tuesday morning update by the Oregon State Fire Marshal.

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Poaching ring to face charges

Investigation began by OSP in The Dalles

SEATTLE — An extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington state and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals hunted with dogs and then left to rot, authorities said Friday. The investigation began with Oregon State Police troopers who were looking into poaching in The Dalles.

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Evacuation (Level 1) expanded on E. side of Eagle Creek fire

HOOD RIVER — Due to increased fire activity on the east end of the fire, the Hood River County Sheriff's Office is making two changes to evacuation levels, adding level 1 evacuation areas to the west of Dee and Hood River, and increasing a level 2 evacuation area east to Viento State Park along the I-84 corridor.

Gorge wildfire destroys 2 homes, fake firefighter arrested

PORTLAND (AP) — Wildfire has destroyed another two homes in the Columbia River Gorge, and sheriff's deputies arrested a man who falsely claimed to be a firefighter, officials said Thursday.

For the Record for September 8, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from September 8

For the Record for September 7, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from September 17

Crews make headway on Eagle Creek fire

The Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire is currently 5 percent contained, according to the National Forest Service’s official Facebook page posting Thursday morning. A community meeting with information about the Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, in Hood River Valley High School’s Bowe Theater.

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Fire devastates Gorge — and nature lovers

TROUTDALE — A fast-moving wildfire chewing through Oregon's forestland is threatening more than homes and people. It's also devouring the heart of the state's nature-loving identity.

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Gas Leak

In a downtown corridor already choked with heavy smoke from wildfires in the region, firefighters with Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue investigate a large natural gas leak at the corner of Federal and E. Second streets Wednesday afternoon.

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Arsonist targets Sherman county

A series of human-caused fires have plagued Sherman County’s backroads since July, and there’s a $6,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

For the Record for September 6, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from September 6

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Gorge hatcheries evacuated due to fire

SALEM — Three ODFW fish hatchery facilities in Cascade Locks—Bonneville, Oxbow and Cascade — were evacuated over Labor Day Weekend due to the Eagle Creek Fire. All ODFW staff are currently safe and accounted for and a small number of staff are returning to monitor facilities and fish as they are able.

Ash covers OR cities, wildfire smoke chokes US West

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.

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Fires merge, at 32,000 acres

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.

For the Record for September 5, 2017

Police, fire, and medical reports from September 5


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