Morning Press Eagle Creek Fire poor air quality robbery retrial

first_imgCooling down? Heating up? Find out what’s in store for the weekend with our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed our readers’ attention this week.Eagle Creek Fire jumps Columbia River, evacuations in Skamania CountyForty homes were evacuated in Skamania County after the Eagle Creek Fire in Oregon apparently jumped the Columbia River and prompted evacuations.The fire in Washington was reported about 2 a.m. Tuesday, and in a few hours had burned about 25 acres on the south side of Archer Mountain, west of Skamania and nearly directly across the Columbia River from Multnomah Falls.The fire was zero percent contained as of early Tuesday.Vancouver teen suspected of causing Eagle Creek FireGorge fires, heat bring bad air to Clark CountyWildfires in the Columbia River Gorge continued to blaze Monday, blanketing the region in a haze as temperatures hit the 90s for the fourth consecutive day.The combination of heat, smoke and dry conditions led to three separate weather advisories: one for air pollution, one for extreme heat and another warning of potential fire danger.last_img

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