Police and Fire


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Fire destroys motorhome on Interstate 84

The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 east of Mosier were briefly closed Wednesday morning while firefighters extinguished a motorhome fire that spread to a grassy area adjacent to the freeway.

For the record, Aug. 13

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 13, 2014.

DA: Vigilance needed to guard against abuse

Three men have been arrested in recent months for alleged sexual abuse of known underage females and that has led Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley to warn about the importance of parental vigilance.

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Arson suspected in westside fire

Arson is suspected in a fire in an unoccupied building at 806 Garden Court and the property owner’s son has been jailed for arson.

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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


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