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.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 7, 2014.
Some west The Dalles evacuations lifted
While wildfire continued to burn near the west end of The Dalles, a blaze gutted a house at 1408 Nevada St. on the east side of town.
Fifteen use Red Cross shelter
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.
Photos from Wednesday night in The Dalles, as Rowena Fire approached west end of town.
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.
Shelter available for fire zone pets
As firefighters struggle to battle the dry, wind-driven Rowena Fire, more evacuations have been announced and a shelter for pets has been established.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 6, 2014
Fire forced the evacuation of seven homes in Rowena last night and the steep terrain, combined with high winds and expected high temperatures today, were ideal conditions for a big fire, an official said. As of 9 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 6, the fire was at around 200 acres and rapidly growing, said spokesman Justin de Ruyter with the Oregon State Fire Marshal incident command team.
Fire crews are battling a wind-blown wildfire ignited late Tuesday, Aug. 5, approximately one mile east of Rowena.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 5, 2014.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday, and police were searching for their mother.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 1, 2014.