Police Seek Witnesses To Eagle Creek Fire

The suspect in the Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia river Gorge has been identified as a fifteen year old male from Vancouver, Washington. 

Oregon State Police believe he and others may have been using fireworks which started the forest fire along the Eagle Creek Trail. 

The suspect was then contacted by law enforcement in the parking lot of the trailhead and was interviewed.

The Oregon State Police is seeking witnesses or those with information about the cause of the fire to come forward. Anyone who heard fireworks or other explosions in the area of the Eagle Creek Trail/ Punch Bowl Falls on Saturday between 10am to 5pm is urged to contact OSP at 503-375-3555.

OSP is being assisted by the United States Forest Service, Hood River District Attorney's Office, US Attorney's Office and the Hood River Juvenile Department.

This investigation is continuing and no arrests or formal charges have been made. 

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