HOOD RIVER, OR – Crews continue to fight the Milepost 66 Fire two miles east of Hood River, Oregon.
The fire grew little overnight with calm winds. Fire fighters were able to hold the fire to 70 acres.
The crews are making good progress on both east and west ends of the fire and are working to secure the south end. The south perimeter of the fire is about 1/8 of a mile south of the Mark O. Hatfield bike and pedestrian Trail (Twin Tunnels).
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
About 110 fire fighters (4 crews and 10 engines) are working to contain and two helicopters are onsite dropping water to slow fire activity.
The fire is estimated to be about 15 percent contained Thursday morning.
The Mark O. Hatfield Trail from Hood River to Mosier is still closed. No structures are threatened.
Interstate 84 remains open, though one of the east-bound lanes is closed at milepost 66, just east of Hood River.
The fire crosses several ownership types, and resources from Oregon Department of Forestry, the U.S. Forest Service, and multiple local fire districts are assigned to the fire.
Crews and airships will be back at work in the morning after monitoring the fire overnight.
For media questions contact Tom Knappenberger, Public Information Officer, at (971) 219-1509.