Forest on Fire

Reed Harkness, Heather Hawksford, Jason Reid, Darren Lund | 2018 | 30 min.

2019 Official Selection

IN PERSON: Reed Harkness (Director), Heather Hawksford (Producer)

The Eagle Creek fire ravaged the Columbia River Gorge, causing communities to evacuate, and stranding 150 day-hikers who dramatically hike nearly 20 miles to safety. The fire was set by a 15-year-old boy who threw a lit firework into a dry ravine on the Eagle Creek Trail.

This film includes accounts from an eyewitness who saw the boy start the fire, the stranded hikers, and people from the communities that persevered and took care of each other.

 

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