A crowd gathers at a viewpoint overlooking the Columbia River to watch the Eagle Creek wildfire burning in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Ore. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2017. A lengthy stretch of highway Interstate 84 was closed as crews battle the growing Eagle Creek wildfire that has also caused evacuations and sparked blazes across the Columbia River in Washington state.
A crowd gathers at a viewpoint overlooking the Columbia River to watch the Eagle Creek wildfire burning in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Ore. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2017. A lengthy stretch of highway Interstate 84 was closed as crews battle the growing Eagle Creek wildfire that has also caused evacuations and sparked blazes across the Columbia River in Washington state. Uncredited AP
A crowd gathers at a viewpoint overlooking the Columbia River to watch the Eagle Creek wildfire burning in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Ore. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2017. A lengthy stretch of highway Interstate 84 was closed as crews battle the growing Eagle Creek wildfire that has also caused evacuations and sparked blazes across the Columbia River in Washington state. Uncredited AP

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