I noticed the smoke around noon and knew it was a fire, but didn't realize it was a big one until I saw that there was 5 helicopters buzzing around dropping water all over it. I drove down to Ruthton Park in Hood River to take some photos. There were a lot of people down there because it was a great view to see all that was happening.
They suspect it was started by a spark from a passing train! I don't think anyone was injured or killed, but it did burn down 5 houses. Hope those people had insurance... because those are expensive houses up there!
KATU newschannel has an article up about it here and there is a video here.
Helicopters dropping water-
The sun setting to the west was beautiful!
The fire at night-
Zoe kept me company-