UPDATED: 300 Acres and Growing, Massive Fire in Gorge Threatening Hundreds of Homes
As of early morning - July 3, 2023
From the Skamania County Sheriff's Office Facebook
The fire perimeter is approximately 300 acres 0% contained. Several structures have been lost. Level 3 evacuation orders will stay in place overnight while firefighters use Cook Underwood Rd for active firefighting. Skamania Fairgrounds is set up with the Red Cross on-site to assist anyone who has been evacuated. Please register your phone if you have not yet through Skamaniasheriff.com Emergency notifications. See the outline map for the current evacuation.
As of 4:30 p.m. July 2, 2023
According to the Washington Department of Natural Resources, a large fire continues to burn near Underwood and Cook, Washington (just west of White Salmon/Hood River) and is spreading rapidly.
Up to 100 or more homes could be in the fire's path and Level 3 evacuation orders are in place for Cook and Underhill Road under the direction of the Skamania County Sheriff.
The fire's cause is unknown at this time and is under investigation. If you plan to travel through the Gorge avoid Washington Highway 14. Take I-84 on the Oregon side.