Tag Archives: Forest Fires

Rethinking ‘Smoky Bear’

On Labor Day weekend, the Eagle Creek fire began burning its way through 49,000 acres of forest in the Columbia River Gorge. Although the fire torched a remote area, it threatened urban dwellers 50 miles away as it discharged thick clouds of smoke toward Portland that lingered for days. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality […]
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Columbia gorge fire: What you need to know as prosecutors announce charges

As prosecutors announced Thursday that they filed reckless burning charges in the Eagle Creek fire, here’s a status report on the fire’s aftermath and what’s next. Source: Columbia gorge fire: What you need to know as prosecutors announce charges | OregonLive.com

Charges filed against 15-year-old boy in Eagle Creek fire

A 15-year-old Vancouver boy faces reckless burning and other charges in the Eagle Creek fire that torched major swaths of the Columbia River Gorge, but authorities disclosed little else about the suspect or their investigation. Source: Charges filed against 15-year-old boy in Eagle Creek fire | OregonLive.com

Teenager charged with igniting Eagle Creek Fire

A 15-year-old Vancouver, Washington, boy has been charged for his role in igniting the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland. Source: Teenager charged with igniting Eagle Creek Fire

Boy, 15, charged in Columbia Gorge fire

A 15-year-old boy who allegedly started a wildfire by tossing fireworks along a hiking trail in the Columbia River Gorge, with the blaze resulting in evacuations, the ­closing of an interstate highway, and causing ash to rain down on Portland, has been charged with several offenses, authorities said Thursday.

Hood River District Attorney Indicts 15-Year-Old Who Allegedly Started Columbia River Gorge Wildfire

The Hood River County District Attorney has indicted the 15-year-old boy from Vancouver, Wash. who allegedly sparked the Eagle Creek Fire that blazed through the Columbia River Gorge in early September. Source: Hood River District Attorney Indicts 15-Year-Old Who Allegedly Started Columbia River Gorge Wildfire – Willamette Week

Eagle Creek Fire suspect faces charges

The 15 year-old Vancouver, Wash., boy who allegedly started the still-burning Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge is facing multiple charges in juvenile court, the Hood River District Attorney’s office announced Thursday. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Eagle Creek Fire suspect faces charges

After More Than 45 Days, Teenage Suspect Charged As Juvenile In Eagle Creek Fire

A 15-year-old boy from Vancouver, Washington, is facing misdemeanor charges for starting the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge. Source: After More Than 45 Days, Teenage Suspect Charged As Juvenile In Eagle Creek Fire . News | OPB

WILDFIRE: Legal action facing 15-year old

Lincoln City residents faced several days of unhealthy and smokey conditions as the Eagle Creek wildfire erupted in the Columbia River Gorge this past summer. Source: WILDFIRE: Legal action facing 15-year old | News | thenewsguard.com

Charges Brought Against Teen in Columbia Gorge Fire

A 15-year-old boy who allegedly started a wildfire by tossing fireworks along a hiking trail in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, with the blaze causing evacuations, the closing of an interstate highway and causing ash to rain down on Portland, has been charged with several offenses, authorities said Thursday. Source: Charges Brought Against Teen in […]
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