Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Wildfire closes SR 14 in the Columbia River Gorge

FINAL 3 p.m. Aug. 5: SR 14 is open.

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UPDATE 11:25 a.m. Aug. 5: Here's a look at smoke from the wildfire along SR 14. This photo was taken about an hour ago facing east from milepost 137 east of Roosevelt. Most of the fire is burning along the river to the south of the highway. SR 14 remains closed westbound at SR 221 and eastbound at US 97.



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UPDATE 10:20 a.m. Aug. 5: No ETA for the reopening of SR 14 at this time. The National Weather Service reports a Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Lower Columbia Basin until 9 p.m. due to dry and gusty conditions.

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UPDATE 7:55 a.m. Aug. 5: SR 14 remains closed in both directions due to the Roosevelt fire. Westbound SR 14 is closed at SR 221 near Paterson, and eastbound is closed at US 97 near Maryhill. We'll post updates about the closure as soon as we have more information.

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State Route 14 is closed due to a wildfire near the town of Roosevelt.


SR 14 at milepost 134, outside of Roosevelt
Westbound SR 14 is closed at SR 221 near Paterson, and eastbound is closed at US 97 near Maryhill. 



For the safety of the traveling public, our maintenance crews are staffing the roadblocks around the clock. At this time, there is no estimate for reopening the roadway.

Earlier, a grass fire near Wishram prompted the closure of SR 14 between US 197 and US 97.

Smoke along SR 14 near Wishram
We will update the blog as information becomes available.

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