A massive fire is burning on the Oregon-Washington border, with a 15-year-old Vancouver teen suspected of setting off a firecracker which set off the blaze burning uncontrollably at Eagle Creek and now into Washington after the fire jumped the Columbia River Gorge in Skamania County on Tuesday.
As the fires burn, residents are dealing with the threat of destruction in various ways. Apparently, some are playing golf as the world literally is on fire around them.
A Reddit user posted an image taken by amateur photographer Kristi McCluer without her permission, and it depicts golfers on the ninth hole of Beacon Rock Golf Course, a public facility in Belleville, Wash. Course owner-operator and operations manager Mark Mayfield authenticated the photos in an email to Golf News Net.
The 1,600-plus-acre fire has led to the closure of east-west I-84, which goes through the gorge area, with smoke obstructing visibility and as fire threatens to torch the road.