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Fire stalled, landslide threat remains

Little growth came at the Eagle Creek fire since cooler weather and rain settled in.

Youth coach sentenced for sex abuse

A former youth coach from Parkdale has been convicted for sexually abusing a teen.

Thanks, Firefighters

Words of thanks around the valley

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Rain eases Eagle Creek Fire, evacuations lifted

Generous rain has somewhat calmed the 48,000-acre Eagle Creek Fire, which crews have nearly half-contained Tuesday.

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Take precautions as air quality decreases

Wildfires are raging across the state and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and public health officials are urging residents to take precautions amid smoke.

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Fire rages, rain coming

Evacuations raised to west Hood River

The Eagle Creek fire, burning 41,550 acres Friday, has been 28 percent contained.

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Pig Bowl game helps three Gorge families in need

For the first time in its 15-year history, the Pig Bowl, a fundraising flag football game featuring local law enforcement, is donating proceeds from its Sept. 23 game to three families.

HR Police: Caller reports fireworks use before blaze

Moments before a small fire broke out along Indian Creek Trail on the Heights Tuesday night, a caller told Hood River Police a group of juveniles were using fireworks.

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Caller reports fireworks use before blaze

Moments before a small fire broke out along Indian Creek Trail on the Heights Tuesday night, a caller told Hood River Police a group of juveniles were using fireworks.

Red Cross shelter moves to Hood River

Skamania shelter relocates tonight at Tucker Road

Tonight, the Red Cross will move its Stevenson shelter to Hood River Assembly of God church, 979 Tucker Rd., Hood River.

Sheriff’s office draws new evacuation boundaries

After careful consideration by fire incident commanders and the Hood River County Sheriff's Office, the following changes are being made to Evacuation Levels:

HRCSD to close early Sept. 14

Just In: The Hood River County School District is releasing all students two hours early today, Thursday, Sept. 14, due to worsening air quality conditions.

HR Police: Caller reported firework use before Tuesday fire

A fire burned on Indian Creek Trail between Third and Fifth streets, just south of Pine, on Sept. 12 at about 10:29 p.m. Local, state and federal fire crews helped in fighting the blaze.

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Evac update: west HR upgraded, CL downgraded

Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has consulted with fire incident commanders and made evacuation level changes.

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Responding to Eagle Creek fire

As fire continues, community puts concern into action

Nearly 1,000 people have put themselves in harm’s way to fight the Eagle Creek/Indian Creek fire in the past two weeks, and as the fire grows so does community support for the fire crews and other responders.