Fire near the Gorge slows traffic, closes bike-hike trail
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A wildfire in the Columbia Gorge has closed a trail for bicyclists and hikers and slowed traffic on Interstate 84.
The Oregon Department of Forestry says the fire is two miles east of Hood River and burning on about 50 acres in steep terrain. It was reported Tuesday evening.
The trail on abandoned highway between Hood River and Mosier has been closed.
Transportation officials say an eastbound lane of the interstate has been closed, and motorists should be prepared for slowdowns.