We are saddened by the effects of the Columbia Gorge fires and other Oregon wildfires on our environment and on Oregonians. Our hearts go out to those who have had their lives disrupted; have lost property, cherished places or animals; or have experienced the fear and anxiety caused by these disasters. We also want to express our gratitude to the firefighters, rescuers and government employees who are working to contain the fires and protect people and property.
If you also are concerned about the economic impact of these fires, you may be interested in this post on the impact of natural disasters from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.
Updates about the Eagle Creek and other fires are posted regularly here by a federal inter-agency incident information system.