Fire east of Portland likely caused by fireworks

Fire fighters in Oregon hope to get a handle on a wildfire burning east of Portland. The so called "Eagle Creek Fire," which started last week, has consumed more than 4,800 acres. Oregon State Police said the fire appears to be human-caused. Courtesy: KOIN / CBS Newspath
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Oregon (KGW / NBC News Channel) -- Fire fighters in Oregon hope to get a handle on a wildfire burning east of Portland.

The so called "Eagle Creek Fire," which started last week, has consumed more than 4,800 acres.

Oregon State Police said the fire appears to be human-caused, likely by the misuse of fireworks.

They said a suspect has been identified.

Busy Interstate 84 was closed Monday due to poor visibility from smoke and the fire getting closer to the road.

It's expected to remain closed most of Tuesday.