It began at Eagle Creek probably on Sunday, and on Monday evening it jumped the Columbia River Gorge.
According to an article from today’s The Oregonian/OregonLive, an estimated 10,000 acres are burning. Also according to that article, “on Sunday, the Oregon State Police said it had identified a suspect whose ‘misuse of fireworks’ might have sparked the blaze. ”
A timelapse video shows the overnight fires between Monday, September 4 starting at 5:00 pm until the following morning, 5:00 am.
This is what Portland, Oregon looked like in the afternoon on Tuesday September 5.
— Jeremy (@fivecrows) September 5, 2017
Following are some of the images that we have gathered from Twitter.
— CBeneda (@pacificc22) September 5, 2017
Infrared Video Peers Through the Smoke to Show Exactly Where the Columbia River Gorge Fire is Burning Brightest https://t.co/ZJtkz6a9PL
— Yuri Hiranuma (@YuriHiranuma) September 5, 2017
— MotherNatureNetwork (@MotherNatureNet) September 5, 2017
Idiot With Fireworks Starts Columbia River Gorge Fire That Strands 150 Hikers and Threatens Town of Cascade Locks https://t.co/K8MogvxzSY
— Teri Thorsteinson (@CurlzandSwirlz) September 5, 2017
Emergency News Clip 😕
Washington State & Oregon State huge fire 🔥
Columbia River Gorge pic.twitter.com/YgH2ySQBPM
— Teree Zeiler (@teree_zeiler) September 5, 2017
Eagle Creek Fire Jumps Columbia River Gorge Overnight https://t.co/6CGLTVi0h3
— Robert W Gray (@firebobbc) September 5, 2017
— James Wainwright (@wainwright_II) September 5, 2017