Eagle Creek Fire evacuation list

Level 3 evacuations ordered for many communities

A family flees from the Eagle Creek Fire, September 5 2017. (KOIN)

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, Ore. (KOIN) — Level 3 evacuations have been ordered in many places on both sides of the river due to the rapidly spreading Eagle Creek Fire.

Level 1 means get ready, Level 2 means get set and Level 3 means go now.

Evacuation orders:

Up-to-the-minute Eagle Creek evacuation orders

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!
Cascade Hatchery — Level 3 GO!
Corbett, East of Evans Road – Level 3 GO!
Corbett/Springdale, West of Evans Road to Sandy River- Level 2 Be Set.
Troutdale, East of 257th — Level 1 Get Ready.

A map of the Eagle Creek Fire as of 4 p.m., September 5, 2017 (Eagle Creek Fire Facebook page)
A map of the Eagle Creek Fire as of 4 p.m., September 5, 2017 (Eagle Creek Fire Facebook page)

In Skamania County:

Mclosky Creek Rd — Level 3 GO!
Archer Mt. Rd — Level 3 GO!
Smith Cripe Rd — Level 2 Be Set.
Franz Rd — Level 3 GO!
Kellet Rd — Level 1 Get Ready.
Victoria Lane — Level 3 GO!
Dimrill Dale Drive — Level 3 GO!

Foggy Ridge — Level 2 Be Set.
Patrick Lane — Level 2 Be Set.
What Rd — Level 2 Be Set.
Hills Berry Rd — Level 2 Be Set.
Columbia Ridge — Level 2 Be Set.
Mabee Mines Rd — Level 1 Get Ready.

Level 3 evacuations also include all 14 miles of Larch Mountain Road., Haines Road, Alex Barr Road, Thompson Mill Road, Brower Road, Toll Road and Palmer Mill Road.

Tips for evacuating with animals 

The Red Cross has a shelter at the Skamania County Fairgrounds and opened another at the Yoshida Event Center at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. Officials said as the evacuation boundary approaches that Gresham shelter, they are looking into other locations to house displaced residents in Multnomah County.

The Hood River Sheriff’s Office said all public forest lands west of Hwy 281 and north of Mt. Hood are under Level 1 evacuation. Those areas have no private homes, but many people camp there

Wahclella Falls, Tooth Rock trail head, exit 41 and the Columbia River Highway bike trail are closed to the public.

Three ODFW fish hatchery facilities in Cascade Lock were evacuated over Labor Day Weekend — Bonneville, Oxbow and Cascade.

Officials also closed I-84 in both directions between Troutdale and Cascade Locks. ODOT said westbound traffic will need to get off the highway at exit 62 in Hood River and eastbound traffic at exit 17 in Troutdale. Officials said residents evacuating are allowed to travel on I-84.

Eastbound traffic can take Highway 26 over Mt. Hood or OR 35 and westbound traffic can cross the river and take SR 14 west to I-205.

ODOT also canceled the Columbia Gorge Express bus service for the upcoming weekend of Sept. 8-10.

The fire also caused the Union Pacific Railroad to close.

At noon on Tuesday, SR-14 was closed to truck traffic between Washougal and Dallesport.

The Bridge of the Gods is also closed to southbound traffic.

WHAT TO DO WHEN EVACUATING

  • Follow the directions of law enforcement personnel
  • Cover-up to protect against heat and flying embers. Wear long pants and long- sleeved shirt (preferably 100 percent cotton), heavy shoes/boots, cap, dry bandanna for face cover, goggles or glasses
  • Locate your pets and take them with you

WHAT TO DO IF YOU BECOME TRAPPED

While in your vehicle:

  • Stay calm
  • Park your vehicle in an area clear of vegetation
  • Close all vehicle windows and vents
  • Cover yourself with wool blanket or jacket
  • Lie on vehicle floor
  • Use your cell phone to advise officials—call 911

While on foot:

  • Stay calm
  • Go to an area clear of vegetation, a ditch or depression on level ground if possible
  • Lie face down, cover up your body
  • Use your cell phone to advise officials—call 911

While in your home:

  • Stay calm, keep your family together
  • Call 911 and inform authorities of your location
  • Fill sinks and tubs with cold water
  • Keep doors and windows closed, but unlocked
  • Stay inside your house