Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office
Regional Fire Crews Fighting Small Fire Near Indian Creek Trail in Hood River - 09/27/15
HOOD RIVER, ORE. - At about 7:15 p.m., the Hood River Fire Department responded to a fire at the eastern edge of the Indian Creek Trail in the City of Hood River. The Indian Creek Trail runs in a Northeast to Southwest direction through part of the city limits. The trail is widely used by walkers, runners and bicyclists in the area. The trail is flanked by several neighborhoods and apartment complexes, particularly on the eastern edge of Hood River.
Currently, the fire is estimated to be a quarter acre in size but in very steep ground with heavy brush. Fire crews are stationed in Hood River neighborhoods in the event the fire becomes a threat to structures in the area.
There are three division fighting the fire with responders from Hood River Fire, Westside Fire, Wyeast Fire, Cascade Locks, White Salmon, Bingen, Oregon Department of Forestry and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Hood River County 911 sent an emergency notification via reverse 911 to affected residences in the area. At this time, there are no immediate threats to residences or other buildings. Conditions are favorable for firefighters with high humidity and little to no wind. The cause of the fire has not been determined.