A total of 26 wildfires are burning in Oregon, 13 in Washington and 23 in Idaho.
Many are close to towns and are having a noticeable effect on their economies.
The Eagle Creek Fire is just a couple of hundred yards away from Cascade Locks, Oregon. It’s a small Columbia River Gorge town that brings in the bulk of its income during the summer months through tourism.
“I think it’s taken a huge hit because it’s been closed. Especially this happening over Labor Day weekend,” said Cathy Perez, a beer tender in Cascade Locks.