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The Eagle Creek fire continues to grow in the Columbia River Gorge. It has burned more than 10,000 acres and embers caused new fire on the Washington side of the Columbia River on Archer Mountain. It was initially estimated at 20 acres.
New evacuations were ordered as East winds caused the fire to grow on the Oregon side of the Gorge:
- Warrendale - Level 3 GO!
- Dodson - Level 3 GO!
- Larch Mountain- Level 3 GO!
- Latourell- Level 3 GO!
- Bridal Veil - Level 3 GO!
- East Corbett - Level 3 GO!
- Corbett - Level 2 Be Set.
- Corbett/Springdale, West of Evans Road to the Sandy River - Level 2 Be Set.
- Troutdale, East of 257th and North of Stark, West of the Sandy River -- Level 1 Get Ready
Evacuation shelter is established at Mt. Hood Community College located at 3691 NE 17th Drive, Gresham OR.
I-84 is closed between Troutdale and Hood River.
On Sunday, Governor Kate Brown declared a conflagration which allows firefighters from around the state to help protect homes and businesses.
The fire started Saturday afternoon by fireworks and Oregon State Police say they have identified a suspect.