Posted by Anna Erickson on September 22, 2014
PORTLAND – A semi tractor-trailer crashed on the North Marine Drive exit from I-5 South Monday evening. When firefighters got there finding an overturned semi on the ramp. The truck was carrying 75,000 pound piece of metal. The semi trucks driver was pinned in the cab which was crushed against a “Jersey” style barrier.
Fire crews worked for over 30 minutes …
Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on September 22, 2014
ESTACADA, OREGON The 36pitfire that consumed 43 hundred acres of land in the Mt. Hood National Forest East of Estacada has caused major problems for Highway 224 East from milepost 31 through 36. Large boulders and trees are sliding down onto the highway.
Dan Hamilton with ODOT describes the highway as being CLOSED “Indefinitely” Hamilton says,”Hydrologists and Geologists have to …
Posted by Steve Leader on September 22, 2014
Photo courtesy: www.columbian.com
Anna Konovalchik, who’s 9 years old, was riding in the family minivan on September 10th with her mother and brother, when their vehicle was struck by a pickup truck in Battle Ground. Police say the pickup driver was drunk.
The Columbian reports Anna’s condition, at Randall Children’s Hospital, has been upgraded, to serious. Agatha’s brother and mother were released …
Photo courtesy of KGW.com
Gaston, Oregon – People forced to evacuate because of the Scoggins Creek Fire near Hagg Lake have been allowed to return home. The fire is now 55% percent contained and crew should have a line all the way around the fire by Wednesday.
Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to the forest Stimson Lumber uses …
Posted by Anna Erickson on September 21, 2014
Photo: Steve Globetrotter
Estacada,Ore. — Fire crews are fighting a new hot spot in the Estacada 36 Pit Fire.
Officials say the new section of fire started Saturday and burned another 800 acres by this morning. Two homes on Hillockburn Road were immediately evacuated and another two were told to get ready to leave.
The 36 Pit Fire has now scorched more than 5000 acres. …