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Rain, lighter winds help keep fire in check overall

Bruce Schwartz looks out over a burned-out area where the Blackburn Fire, part of the Government Flats Fire Complex, jumped a fireline officials had hoped would keep the fire from threatening The Dalles water treatment plant and area homes, like the nearby home of his daughter Teal Everts.

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Bruce Schwartz looks out over a burned-out area where the Blackburn Fire, part of the Government Flats Fire Complex, jumped a fireline officials had hoped would keep the fire from threatening The Dalles water treatment plant and area homes, like the nearby home of his daughter Teal Everts.



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Teal Everts stands in front of her Mill Creek home. The fire line can be seen on the hillside that above.

Rain and lighter winds than expected helped keep the Government Flats Fire Complex in check Thursday...

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