The Oregon Department of Forestry responded to a new fire in the area of Dufur Monday, Sept. 22. The fire is contained and in mop-up by local unit resources Tuesday morning, Sept. 23. The Jewel Road Fire was reported burning 7 miles west of Dufur in grass, brush and oak. Six engines, two crews, two helicopters and two bulldozers responded to the fire, which grew to 33 acres. The fire is now contained and in mop-up by local unit resources this morning.
Two boys, ages 12 and 14, are slated to enter pleas Oct. 7 to charges of first-degree arson in a June fire that destroyed a partially burned historic home on West Fourth Street in The Dalles.
DA tired of familiar drug holder excuse
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.
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Bonnie Pettyjohn was walking to her car in downtown The Dalles Wednesday afternoon when something caught her eye: a banded wad of money.
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