Friday, August 28, 2009

Historic Gorge Trail Burns (Update x1)

Microwave fire burns over Twin Tunnel Trail and into Mosier

Things are looking grim for Mosier. High west wind is driving a wildfire fire through the Gorge and into Mosier. Bombers and helicopters have been working all day and fire crews from the region have arrived in Mosier. Very smokey riding weather this weekend on the south side of the Columbia. Send any extra luck you have to Mosier...better hurry too! Link to Incident Information System fire status.

Update at 8 p.m. There are six helicopters working the fire, five with water buckets. Things look better for Mosier, at least there is less smoke. The temperature is going down and the humidity is increasing. Tomorrow will be make or break for Mosier.
Fire surrounds the Twin Tunnels