September 5, 2017
The Indian Creek Fire and Eagle Creek Fire are burning in the Columbia River Gorge. The fires have entered into the Bull Run Watershed. At this time, the fire is not near the drinking water reservoirs or water supply infrastructure. According to its fire plan, the Portland Water Bureau has authorized the joint fire command to dip into Blue Lake and other water sources inside the watershed with the exception of the reservoirs as needed to slow the spread of the fire. Water from the Bull Run continues to be safe to drink.
The bureau will continue to monitor water quality and will respond to any changes in full coordination with the joint fire command. The Water Bureau is prepared to switch to its secondary water supply at the Columbia South Shore Well Field, as needed.
For more information:
- Fire Information 541-392-1632, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Water Bureau Public Information at 503-823-8064.