The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 3 evacuation order for the following communities and streets affected by the Eagle Creek fire.
A shelter has been established at the Yoshida Event Center at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark St. Gresham (17th St. entrance).
Level 1 = GET READY: pack your valuables including important documents (passports, birth certificates, insurance information, medications, medical equipment, and animals)
Level 2 = BE SET: Monitor the news reports. Follow Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Multnomah County Emergency Management’s social media pages, or local tv and radio news outlets.
Level 3 = GO: Evacuate - information will be provided regarding where you can go to get information, resources, and support.
Hot, dry and gusty east winds fanned the flames of the Eagle Creek fire on Monday as the fire moved west.
At 1 a.m. this morning, line personnel reported that the temperature was 91 degrees, the relative humidity was 24 percent, and the winds were sustained from the east at 13–16 miles per hour with gusts to 25 mph.
Four Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office task forces of engines were awakened during the night, at fire camp in Odell and sent to assist with the firefighting efforts.
A total of 10 task forces worked through the night to provide structure protection. Additionally, more structural fire resources arrived overnight to be deployed to the line today. There have been no known residential structural losses.
By 2 a.m. the fire had spotted across the Columbia River into Washington. The Washington spot is located near Archer Mountain.
For current evacuation information, residents are encouraged to monitor information from local jurisdictions and media outlets.
I-84 remains closed from Troutdale to Hood River due to rocks and rolling debris entering the roadway. Washington State Route 14 is open to passenger vehicle traffic, but closed to commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles are being routed to Highway 26.
Brisk East winds are expected to continue through today. Wednesday is forecasted to bring partial cloudiness with winds switching to westerly 6-8 mph gusting to 15 mph after 1200 with increased relative humidity.
The U.S. Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Forestry, Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 6 and the Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office have formed an integrated team to manage the Eagle Creek fire and Indian Creek fire.