Aided by calm winds and aerial support, fire fighters held the fire to 70 acres below the ridgeline.
The fire was reported about 8 p.m. Tuesday. The cause is under investigation.
About 80 fire fighters worked to build containment lines on the east and west ends of the fire, burning out the lines to reinforce them. Helicopters and air tankers dropped water and retardant during the day, slowing the growth of the fire.
The fire is estimated to be 5 percent contained Wednesday evening.
The Mark O. Hatfield bike and pedestrian trail through the Mosier tunnels to Mosier is closed.
Interstate 84 remains open, though one of the east-bound lanes is closed at milepost 66, just east of Hood River.
The fire is being jointly managed by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service.
Crews and airships will be back at work in the morning after monitoring the fire overnight.