Forest On Fire

  • Documentary Short | USA | 29:50 min

  • Director Reed Harkness


The Eagle Creek Fire ravaged the Columbia River Gorge, causing communities to evacuate, and stranding 150 day-hikers who dramatically had to 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.