The Eagle Creek Fire is a wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. The fire was reported on September 2, 2017, and was caused by teenagers igniting illegal fireworks. As of September 11, 2017, the fire had slowed growth, due to rain, yet still expanded 2,000 acres overnight, to 35,588 acres.
Fire and smoke from Columbia River Gorge on September 4, 2017
I was with Mercy and Will at a park in North Portland on the afternoon of September 14. I took a few photos of the sun around 6:20 p.m. The smoke was still heavy in the sky. The ray of the sun was filtered by the smoke and turned the sky into a smoky red. I hope the rain will come soon to reduce the smoke in the air.
Forest fire is a problem in California, especially when the weather temperature gets up to three digits. Signs of “No Camp Fire” are displayed in National Parks. A little spark could ignite and causes a major forest fire.
The forest fire and smoke reminds me of the animation movie “Bambi” that I watched with my daughter. she was little. It was the first movie she saw about death, when Bambi’s mother was burned by the forest fire. My daughter was saddened by the story.
Forest fire is devastating to the nature, the animals, and human being.