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Aerial photos show wildfire losses in Columbia River Gorge
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CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. — New aerial photos show severe damage to some parts of the Columbia River Gorge from a large wildfire that continues to burn.
The photos taken Sunday by The Oregonian/OregonLive (http://bit.ly/2ybBrc4) show the areas most impacted by the blaze include Oneonta Gorge, Eagle Creek and Tanner Creek.
McCord Creek near Cascade Locks and Moffett Creek are also severely burned.
Some trails in the gorge won’t open until spring and some may not open for a year or two.
The fire erupted Sept. 2 and has burned more than 75 square miles (194 square kilometers). It continues to burn in some areas but is not expected to grow.
The risk of rockslides and mudslides in the burned area is high as the winter rainy season begins.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com