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Conditions 'fluid and dynamic' at east end of Rowena Fire

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.

For the record, Aug. 7

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 7, 2014.

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Wildfire still ‘intense’, risk to firefighters

Some west The Dalles evacuations lifted

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Fire guts vacant eastside house

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.

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Fire evacuees take shelter

Fifteen use Red Cross shelter

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Fire displaces more than 600 people

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.

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News photos from Rowena fire Wednesday night

Photos from Wednesday night in The Dalles, as Rowena Fire approached west end of town.

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Rowena Fire creeps closer to The Dalles outskirts

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.

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Rowena Fire: More evacuations announced

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.

For the record, Aug. 6

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 6, 2014

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Fire sweeps over Rowena

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.

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Fire burns east of Rowena Crest, threatens homes in and above Rowena

Fire crews are battling a wind-blown wildfire ignited late Tuesday, Aug. 5, approximately one mile east of Rowena.

For the record from Aug. 5

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 5, 2014.

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Infant found dead at Oregon resort; Goldendale woman sought

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.

For the record, Aug. 1

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


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