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Diana Bailey talks with Wasco County Chief Deputy Lane Magill about a mandatory evacuation briefly in place for a number of homes in the Wahtonka Road area of Sandlin Road, off Cherry Heights road south of The Dalles, Friday afternoon, Aug. 8. The fire, which ignited at the junction of Chenowith and Browns Creek roads, was quickly extinguished and the evacuation lifted.

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