Since ash rained down on Portland last week, the fire in the Columbia River Gorge has grown substantially, tripling in size. But rain and humidity have helped firefighters slow the growth of the Eagle Creek Fire in recent days. Here’s where things stand now.
Acres burned by the Eagle Creek Fire.
Number of people evacuated from the Gorge.
Number of homes burned in the fire.
Total firefighters currently working in the Gorge.
Estimated minimum total weeks the fire will close Interstate 84.
Daily average trips on I-84 at Cascade Locks in 2015, the most recent data available.
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Estimated number of trees in danger of falling on I-84 that have been cleared to make way for reopening the highway.
Minimum number of trees that still need to be cleared.