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August 7, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Evacuated after Oregon fire, some residents return

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some residents of the 275 homes evacuated in the path of a wind-drive wildfire in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge have been allowed to return. Fire spokeswoman Tina O’Donnell said Thursday that the danger to the community of Rowena overlooking the Columbia River about 75 miles east of Portland had eased and…

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August 6, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Columbia Gorge fire: 70 households told to flee

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Firefighters have told residents of 70 homes in the Columbia Gorge community of Rowena to evacuate. An additional 100 homes  are on notice to be ready to go. A wildfire began in brush overnight and has spread to timber and scrub oak in weather conditions that have fire bosses worried. Fire officials say…

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