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Fire burns east of Rowena Crest, threatens homes in and above Rowena

A wildfire sweeps east from the west end of Rowena, threatening homes in Rowena and on the crest above late Tuesday night, Aug. 5. Highway 30 was closed from approximately 6 miles east of The Dalles to Mosier at 10:14 p.m., and fire crews were staging at the Rowena exit of Highway 97. Law enforcement was evacuating residents  late Wednesday night in Rowena and the ridge above.

A wildfire sweeps east from the west end of Rowena, threatening homes in Rowena and on the crest above late Tuesday night, Aug. 5. Highway 30 was closed from approximately 6 miles east of The Dalles to Mosier at 10:14 p.m., and fire crews were staging at the Rowena exit of Highway 97. Law enforcement was evacuating residents late Wednesday night in Rowena and the ridge above. Photo by Mark Gibson.

UPDATE:

From Oregon Department of Forestry:

The 90 to 120-acre Rowena Fire broke out late Tuesday evening a few miles west of The Dalles. ODF's Incident Management Team 1 is enroute to take over management of the firefighting operation. Westerly winds are driving the fire, which is burning on steep, rugged terrain. Five hand crews as well as air tankers and helicopters have been ordered.

From Oregon Department of Transportation:

US 30 between Mosier and Rowena is closed due to wildfire in area. Detour via I-84. Highway expected to be closed for much of the day.

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Rowena Fire location

Rowena Fire location

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Fire crews from throughout the Columbia Gorge stage just off the Rowena exit of Highway 97 as a wildfire sweeps east from the west end of Rowena, threatening homes in Rowena and on the crest above late Tuesday night, Aug. 5. Highway 30 was closed from approximately 6 miles east of The Dalles to Mosier at 10:14 p.m., and fire crews were staging at the Rowena exit of Highway 97. Law enforcement was evacuating residents late Wednesday night in Rowena and the ridge above.

Fire crews are battling a wind-blown wildfire ignited late Tuesday, Aug. 5, approximately one mile east of Rowena.

The fire was burning the steep hillside west of Rowena and moving east, threatening homes in Rowena and on the crest above late Tuesday night, Aug. 5.

Highway 30 was closed from approximately 6 miles east of The Dalles to Mosier at 10:14 p.m., and fire crews were staging at the Rowena exit of (corrected from Highway 97) Interstate 84. Law enforcement was evacuating residents late Wednesday night in Rowena and the crest above.

Comments

mangle81 4 months, 2 weeks ago

That should be the Rowena exit of I-84. Hwy 97 goes through Biggs Junction.

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