Gold Rush Fire is 100 percent contained

Resource demobilization will begin soon

The Gold Rush Fire located 12 miles northeast of Washougal is now 100 percent contained.

According to DNR Spokesman Brian Poehlein, as of Monday there are 85 personnel on site. Demobilization of some resources will take place during the next few days, but the area will be patrolled and monitored for the next few weeks.

The 60-acre fire, originally reported on Aug. 17, is located along Forest Road 2000, about 7.5 miles past Dougan Falls in a remote section of west Skamania County. No structures were threatened.

During the past week, it has been battled with the help of helicopters dumping water on the blaze, bulldozers and a mechanical harvester.

Officials believe the fire was human caused.

Read additional details in Tuesday’s print edition of the Post-Record.

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