Police and Fire


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Firefighters respond to Chenowith fire

Engines roared down Chenowith Road early Friday afternoon in a race against time to snuff out flames that had swiftly taken hold of trees, grass and structures nestled at the Browns Creek Road intersection.

Lightning sparks 51 new wildfires in Oregon

GRANTS PASS (AP) — Lightning has ignited 51 new wildfires in Oregon, and storms are forecast to continue through Wednesday.

For the record, Aug. 12

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 12, 2014.

Fire evacuations lifted, work continues

Chief: Call to report unusual smoke

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After losing home to fire, Pincock ponders next steps

Having your house burn to the ground never comes at a good time, but the fact that the Rowena Fire came just shortly after Jennifer Pincock and her family finished remodeling her Foley Lakes home was like adding insult to injury.

For the record, Aug. 11

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

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Small fire flares as Rowena Fire work continues

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.

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Carelessness sparks most fires; three on Friday

While firefighters continue to battle dozens of wildfires throughout the Northwest, there's one thing they don't need: Help from careless people.

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Editorial: We love fire personnel

The past week has been a grueling time for many residents of The Dalles and Wasco County.

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Rowena fire containment grows

All mandatory evacuations have been lifted

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Fire plagues region; news photos from Friday afternoon

Three fire starts were reported Friday afternoon

Pet Camp helps shelter dogs displaced by fire

HOOD RIVER — With over 2,600 acres burning in the Rowena Wildfire this week, Cascade Pet Camp in Hood River and Home at Last in The Dalles have teamed up as part of a community effort to shelter the growing number of displaced pets.

For the record, Aug. 8

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 8, 2014.

Flaming tempers a factor in firefight

When a wildfire is raging, the public’s focus is, of course, on the fire itself and the herculean efforts to stop it. But the sundry human experiences as a consequence of a fire also demonstrate the wider impact such an event can have.

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Blaze destroys home, damages two others

The Rowena Fire, listed this morning as 35 percent contained, claimed its first residence yesterday as a home that had been evacuated burned at Foley Lakes Mobile Home Park.


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