Police and Fire


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Eagle Creek Fire -- Sept. 19 Update

Eagle Creek Fire Size: 48,665 acres

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Insitu’s ScanEagle Joins Eagle Creek Fire Attack

Sunday night, Insitu launched its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft from Bingen Point into a gloomy, smoke-filled sky.

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Update of Eagle Creek Fire

At approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, skies cleared and burning fuel pockets west of Herman Creek created an impressive plume visible for miles along the Columbia Gorge.

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Thunder Island Brewing Co. Launches Fundraiser for Gorge Fire Departments

On Friday, Sept. 8, Thunder Island Brewing Co launched a GoFundMe fundraising campaign to benefit Columbia River Gorge-based fire departments in response to the Eagle Creek wildfire.

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SR14 Closed to Truck Traffic; Fire Now Going in Skamania

As of Tuesday morning because of the Eagle Creek Fire, all lanes of Interstate 84 remain closed from Troutdale (Exit 17) to 2 miles west of Hood River (MP 62).

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Air Quality in Klickitat County Very High

Increased traffic has made access to the air monitors used by the Klickitat County Health Department very spotty.

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Smoke Chokes Washington; Air Quality Worst in Nation

Smoke chokes Washington - air quality worst in the nation.

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UCD Highlights Achievements During Gorge-Wide Tour

Underwood Conservation District (UCD) celebrated 75 years of service to both Skamania and Klickitat counties by hosting a tour highlighting just some of the things UCD does to bring natural resources and human communities into better balance.

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Fire Crews Advancing Against Dry Creek Fire

The task force assigned to the Dry Creek Fire burning five miles north of Husum made significant headway in its first two days of intensive firefighting activity.

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NO Chances Being Taken With Roland Lake Fire

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area USFS wasn’t taking any chances with the Roland Lake fire.

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Fire danger rating increases in eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in the fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.

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New jet skis give Marine Patrol presence on the Columbia River

Spending time on the river will be inevitable, especially for the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol and Deputy Randy Wells and the Marine Patrol’s new jet skis.

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DIY fireworks at the Port

The night of July 4, the Port of Klickitat will host its annual do-it-yourself fireworks event at Bingen Point

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WSP: Three people injured in two-vehicle accident Monday

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Monday, June 5, 2016, at approximately 3:27 p.m. The accident occurred on State Route 142 at milepost 9, eight miles north of Lyle.

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Police agencies address ACLU’s nine model policies

Local law enforcement agencies agreed they wouldn’t be adopting any of the American Civil Liberties Union’s nine model policies any time soon.




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