Eagle creek fire 2017

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by eric n, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Been here awhile

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    I plan to be around Hood River until Sunday and have a truck if anyone needs anything as well.
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  2. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    Though it's a ways away, I washed my truck today hoping it will pull some rain on through.
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  3. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Just don't polish it; we don't want it to move through too fast.
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  4. BSkye

    BSkye Long timer

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    As previously posted in another thread I have truck &space as well over in Gresham.
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  5. Ladukebob

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    3D fly over of the burn area

  6. eric n

    eric n Been here awhile

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    It rained today. more on it's way.

    So now it is flash flood warnings.
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  7. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob Spaceark

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    So far not much precip in Hood River. Sounds like it'll get here around midnight. Cascade Locks reporting about 0.30" so far. Fire season is over in the Gorge.:clap
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  8. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

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    Hallelujah!
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  9. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Fixt.
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  10. RainRider45

    RainRider45 Been here awhile

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    Cool!! Not to make light of it but when your done can you send it north to the Norse peak American ck fire.

    Come on RAIN !!
  11. eric n

    eric n Been here awhile

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    Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
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    A combination of successful firefighting efforts and recent rains has allowed fire crews to continue making progress on the fire lines along the west side of the Eagle Creek Fire.

    Effective immediately, ALL evacuation orders in Multnomah County have been lifted.

    Residents are reminded that with the recent fire and subsequent rains, the dangers of falling trees, rocks, debris flows, landslides and flooding is greatly increased in the Columbia River Gorge. If you see landslide activity where there is no immediate danger, please report it to (503) 823-3333. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911 immediately.

    Access to the communities of Dodson, Warrendale, Bridal Veil, and Latourell is limited to residents only, as a result of road closures on both the Historic Columbia Highway and eastbound I-84. Residents in these communities should report to the Troutdale Police Community Center (234 SW Kendall Ct. Troutdale, OR) to receive instructions and permits to access closed roadways.

    All United States Forest Service lands and Oregon State Parks in the Gorge remain closed at this time. Access to these areas continues to be prohibited. In addition, Larch Mountain Road is closed above Red Elder Drive and there is no access to Sherrard Point. MCSO would like to remind members of the public that anyone accessing closed areas may be subject to criminal investigation.

    MCSO wishes to thank our community for their patience and resilience throughout this challenging event.
    #EagleCreekFire
  12. 97707

    97707 Go Long

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    Tripcheck says: "EB I-84 is closed from exit 17 in Troutdale to MP 62 in Hood River."

    Does that mean west bound traffic is moving . . . anyone been there and can say if its a mess or worth trying to get thru?

    .
  13. El Pacifico

    El Pacifico Been here awhile

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    Westbound on I-84 is open. Watch out for those curious drivers wanting to see the fire remnants while going 70 mph. They hit the brakes all of a sudden. Freaked me out a couple times.



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  14. eric n

    eric n Been here awhile

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  15. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roaming Rambler

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    I'm staying away for at least another month.
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  16. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Dirt Road Gaper

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    I rode I-84 west Hood River to Cascade Locks on Sunday. No issues. Many of the exits are still closed, compete with flashing lights and signs. I'm not sure what it's like now, but on Sunday, you could get an up close and personal view of the fires burning just up from the interstate. It was heart breaking to see it so close.

    The road surface is fine with no issues.
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  17. 97707

    97707 Go Long

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    Today they issued flash flood warnings in the burn area due to heavy rain.

    The fish are gonna hate this, lotsa silt is gonna run off and make a mess.
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  18. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Dirt Road Gaper

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    How's the fire doing with all the moisture?
  19. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob Spaceark

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    Smouldering

    Last I heard it was 48% contained.
  20. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Can someone explain to me how they figure containment?

    Seems that every time they say the containment percentage has increased, the acreage has increased by a greater percentage.

    I doan gets it.
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