August 17, 2013
A PLANE, right, drops flame retardant Friday, Aug. 16, on one of several wildfires sparked in the Browns Creek area by a powerful lightning storm Friday evening.
Contributed photo/Dale Quinton
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Firefighters hope to keep blaze out of Mill Creek
An afternoon estimate of the Blackburn Fire, burning in part of The Dalles watershed lands, partly Bureau of Land Management lands and partly on private land places it at 550 acres.