Local timberland companies have closed throughout the region due to high fire danger. All company-owned lands in Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima, Hood River and Wasco Counties are closed until further notice. The closure affects all lands owned or managed by: Brought Lumber Company, Hancock Forest Management, Western Pacific Timber, Stevenson Land Company (SDS), Kreps Ranch, and Kreps Family LLC.
Crews from multiple fire responded to a brush fire reported between Mosier and Rowena Saturday afternoon, on the north side of Interstate 84, and found a 50 by 10 foot fire, which has been extinguished as of noon.
A Hood River man accused of robbing at gunpoint Jack’s Mini Market had a court appearance Tuesday in Wasco County but did not enter a plea as expected. A plea entry is anticipated by or before Sept. 20.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 11, 2016
A wildfire that started about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the mouth of the Deschutes River quickly spread across 300-900 acres and is being fought by firefighters from three different agencies on rotating shifts.
A Madras woman died in a crash on Highway 213 in Clackamas Aug. 10. OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle versus a pedestrian on Highway 213 at SE Overland Street in Clackamas at about 11 p.m.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 10, 2016
UPDATE 4:30 pm A wildfire that is believed to have started a couple of hours ago in Heritage Park along the Deschutes River has grown to 1,200 acres and is being battled by multiple agencies, according to Katie Santini, public information officer for the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area Office of the U.S. Forest Service.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 9, 2016.
The Dalles City Councilor Russ Brown was first on the scene of a vehicle accident Monday morning (his truck is in the background) that trapped a woman in her smoking car along Highway 197 about 15 miles south of Maupin.
Neal Creek Fire The Neal Creek Fire was reported Thursday evening burning in dense second growth Douglas-fir on steep terrain approximately eight miles south of Hood River, in the Department of Forestry's The Dalles Unit. As of Friday afternoon, the fire was estimated to be 15 acres in size. Winds up to 20 miles an hour and steep terrain were a challenge as hand crews lay hose around the fire Friday, at which time the fire was 50 percent contained. Resources on scene included four 20 person hand crews and two engines. A Type 2 and Type 1 helicopter is available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Police, Fire, Medical and Lottery reports for August 5
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Aug. 3, 2016.
In what is believed to be the first fatality at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport, longtime Hood River pilot Richard Sperling died Monday morning after his plane crashed on landing. The FAA responded to the crash from Hillsboro, and was on scene until about 9 p.m. Monday, said Rolf Anderson, an airport manager. Sperling was flying a Lancair 360, a type of home-built plane.
Local pilot crashes, transported with injuries