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Wildfire breaks out near Hood River

HOOD RIVER, (AP) — The Oregon Department of Forestry has responded to a wildfire that was reported about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday about 10 miles south of Hood River.

The fire has burned about 60 acres of county forest land.

The department has sent a helicopter, four fire engines and a bulldozer along with firefighters. The Forest Service also has sent firefighters and equipment.

The department says conditions in central Oregon are extremely dry for this time of year.

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