Weather Helps Eagle Creek Firefighters

The Eagle Creek Fire remains at 33,300 acres. It did not expand significantly on Thursday and is now 7% contained.

The weather has allowed large Chinook helicopters to drop water on hot spots expanding the line protecting Cascade Locks.

Friday firefighters will strengthen lines protecting Corbett and they're working to stop the fire that's advancing into the Bull Run Watershed, which is Portland's drinking water supply.

911 personnel are working the fire.

The evacuation levels remain the same. Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese says residents won't be allowed to return until the area is safe.

ODOT is in the process of removing hazardous trees and rocks, so they can reopen I-84. They have no estimate for when that will happen. 

The Coast Guard continues to impose a safety zone on the Columbia River, to give aircraft room to safely dip for water.

The Red Cross is assisting 200 people in two shelters.


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