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Tents -- and smoke -- fill the Hood River County Fairgrounds Wednesday morning. The grounds are serving as an incident camp for the Eagle Creek Fire.

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Friends call on public to stay out of Gorge

Fires merge, public forest lands closed

On the afternoon of Sept. 2, a wildfire erupted in the Eagle Creek area. The wildfire has now grown to over 30,000 acres — in addition to new fires that have started on the Washington side of the Gorge.

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