PRESS RELEASE

sEPT 08 2017: Thunder Island Brewing Co Launches Fundraiser for Columbia River Gorge Fire Departments

A fundraiser for our local fire departments would be a meaningful way to honor their work.
— Dave Lipps, owner of Thunder Island Brewing Co.

Support our gorge fire crews

"How can we help?" This question has been on many people’s minds since Sept  2nd, when a wildfire started along the Eagle Creek Trail one mile from Cascade Locks, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Currently, the fire has spread to 33,000+ acres and has jumped across the Columbia River into Washington state. As of today, there are over 900 first responder personnel working on this fire from across the Pacific Northwest. We are so grateful. 

Our local firefighter groups have been on the front lines from day one. These groups were the first to respond by providing wildland and structural fire support to our vulnerable communities. We invite you to join us and honor our Gorge first responders for their tireless efforts protecting our home with a donation to their respective fire departments. Your gift will be split equally amongst our Gorge heroes:

- Cascade Locks OR Fire & EMS
- North Bonneville WA Fire Department
- Stevenson WA - Skamania County Fire District #2
- Carson WA- Skamania County Fire District #1
- Washougal WA - Skamania County Fire District #4
- Skamania WA - Skamania County Fire District #5

The Eagle Creek fire has been burning in the Columbia River Gorge since Saturday September 1st.. This time-lapse covers a 12-hour overnight stretch of the fire when it grew quickly.