A VEHICLE pulling an open utility trailer crossed over the guardrail noon Thursday, Sept. 19, on eastbound I-84 and rolled down an embankment between the highway and the railway, ending up on its wheels in rocks and brush. The trailer remained wedged on top of the guardrail. At least two people were transported by medical personnel but were able to walk with assistance up the embankment to the highway shoulder. A fire was reported at the time of the accident, but no fire was apparent on arrival and the visible smoke originally reported was thought by field personnel to have been from the radiator of the vehicle, which appeared to be a complete loss. Accident was photographed from behind Hank's Auto Sales. Mark B. Gibson photo
The Dalles Transfer Station was evacuated and city public works staff kept on lockdown when a powder spill at the transfer station apparently killed some birds Thursday, Sept. 18.
Investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing into Friday afternoon's serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and van at an intersection on Highway 97 near Wasco in Sherman County.
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Firemen from Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue and county sheriff deputies responded to a crash on Mill Creek Road Friday morning.
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause and manner of Sunday morning's fatal bicycle-involved crash that resulted in the death of a 52-year old female along westbound Interstate 84 at the Viento State Park interchange west of Hood River. The names of the victim and driver will be released later today.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 459 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM PDT FOR LOCATIONS OREGON AND KLICKTAT COUNTY, INCLUDING SHERMAN AND WASCO COUNTIES AND HOOD RIVER COUNTIES. SPECIFIC WARNINGS ARE BEING BROADCAST ON LOCAL RADIO STATIONS OREGON COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CLACKAMAS GILLIAM HOOD RIVER MORROW MULTNOMAH SHERMAN UMATILLA UNION WALLOWA WASCO
A small spot fire flared up in grass and scrub oak on McCall Point (the SW corner of the fire) at approximately 2:30pm Sunday. It was quickly knocked down at approximately 7 acres by using water bucket drops from a helicopter, engines, and crew personnel already on the fire. Control action on the spot fire continued through the remainder of the day shift. Line was constructed and hose lay installed.
According to the official Rowena Fire @RowenaFire2014 twitter feed, all 740 residences that have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order are now at a Level 1. Residents may return to their homes.
Friday and Saturday actions critical in making fire progress
UPDATED WITH VIDEO Some Mandatory evacuations still in place; conditions continue to be "fluid and dynamic" Friday night.
The Rowena Fire pushed toward the outskirts of The Dalles overnight, forcing the evacuation of about 600 people from 275 homes in the fire zone.
75 households under top-level evacuation orders
An estimated 275 houses are threatened by the spreading Rowena Fire and 75 households have been advised to immediately evacuate their homes between the 5500 block and 6200 block of Highway 30, according to fire authorities, reporting this afternoon, Aug. 6.
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