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No ETA on reopening of Interstate 84, crews worried about damaged trees falling on freeway

Eagle Creek Fire along I-84(KATU News photo)

Oregon Department of Transportation crews estimate between 1,500 and 2,000 trees burned in the Eagle Creek Fire during the past few days.

Those trees, along with other debris, could fall on the freeway, making for dangerous driving conditions.

Interstate 84 has been closed since late Monday afternoon from Hood River to Troutdale due to the fire, which has grown to about 32,000 acres as of Wednesday afternoon.

Crews began assessing tree damage Wednesday morning along slopes, so the number is likely to rise.

No structural damage has been reported, but crews will keep checking on the stability of the Tooth Rock Tunnel outside Cascade Locks.




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