These 7 Photos Show Just How Bad The Devastation Is In Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge

It’s finally starting to rain in the Columbia River Gorge, which is welcome news for the crews fighting the Eagle Creek Fire. Firefighters have been battling this fire for more than two weeks now, after teenagers ignited the blaze with fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon. Now that the rain has dampened the fire and the smoke has started to clear, we can begin to get a closer look at some of the damage in the region.

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For more information and a list of trail closures, visit the Forest Service’s official website.

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