Evacuations ordered due to Gorge fire near Mosier – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2020-08-13 01:47:21 –

Forestry officials said the fire started adjacent to I-84 near Mosier

Flames from a wildfire. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Authorities issued evacuation orders Wednesday evening in Wasco County after a wildfire started near Mosier.

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office said at around 6 p.m. that residents of Osburne Cutoff, Vensel, Catron, Dry Creek, Carroll, Morgenson, and from Chenoweth Airport to Vensel/Ketchum Road are under Level 3 “GO” orders. Residents at the intersection of Dry Creek across Seven Mile to Foley Lakes intersection, back up to Chenoweth Road West to Chenoweth Airport are in Level 2 “GET READY” and all of Browns Creek Road from Chenoweth to Wells roads are under Level 1 orders.

Just an hour prior to the evacuation orders being issued, the Oregon Department of Forestry tweeted that a fire running alongside I-84 near Mosier had grown to about two acres in size but that crews were on the scene and forward progress had been stopped.

A KOIN 6 News crew is heading to the scene and this story will be updated as soon as possible.

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