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Photographs from the Dallesport Fire, July 13

Crews from the Dallesport Fire Department extinguish a blaze between The Dalles Airport and Highway 14 Sunday afternoon. It was one of several fires started by a rash of lighning strikes in the area. All photos Mark B. Gibson

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White River Fire held to 570 acres; lightning causes local fires

Fire crews in Dallesport and Wishram worked to contain three fires Sunday afternoon, with both stations going to second alarm status. In Dallesport, lightning struck a power pole between The Dalles Airport and Highway 14, sparking a blaze that was spread quickly by strong winds. The White River Fire has burned approximately 570 acres of mixed conifer forests, oak woodland, and grass savannahs in the White River Canyon, 12 miles west of Tygh Valley. (The acreage change from the afternoon update of 750 acres is due to better mapping.) No structures are immediately threatened by the fire, but there are widely scattered homes, cabins, and other structures around the fire’s fringe. The nearest community is Pine Grove, approximately 2.5 miles south of the fire.

For the record, July 11

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 11, 2014.

For the record, July 10

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 10, 2014.

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FLASH communication device aims to help wildland firefighters

Exclusive tech turns radios into self-forming cell towers

For the record, July 9

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 9, 2014.

Man dies when struck by train

A man was struck and killed by an eastbound train early Saturday morning and The Dalles City Police are awaiting toxicology reports to see if he was under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

For the record, July 3

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 2, 2014.

For the record, June 2

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 2, 2014.

For the record, July 1

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 1, 2014.

For the record, June 27

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 27, 2014.

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For the record, June 26

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 26, 2014.

For the record, June 25

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from June 25, 2014.

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Felon had long history of prior convictions

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Officer: Riding on streets is illegal, dangerous

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