Multnomah County issues emergency declaration for Gorge fire

September 5, 2017

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury issued a declaration of emergency today at 5:42 a.m. in response to the rapidly spreading Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia River Gorge. The fire, which began on September 2, has spread west in the Gorge, causing evacuations of a number of rural communities.

The emergency declaration applies to unincorporated area of Multnomah County in the Gorge from Gresham and Troutdale east.  The declaration allows the county to seek resources from other jurisdictions, including the state, and to pursue emergency measures to help fight the fire.

Multnomah County declaration of emergency for Eagle Creek fire, 9-5-2017 (351.55 KB)