Wildfire near Larch Mountain burns 70 acres Sunday night


Crews first responded to the fire at 4:37 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Now named the Nakia Creek Fire, the wildfire is burning in grass and brush. 

Air resources will be assigned to the fire in the morning, the DNR said.  

A spokesman with East County Fire & Rescue described the fire as “very remote and very rural.” No evacuations are planned at this time, he said.

However, the mountaintop wildfire is very visible. Flames were reported to KGW by people in east Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Gresham, Troutdale, and even atop the hills in Southwest Portland.

This is a developing story. KGW will bring you more information as it becomes available.