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August 8, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Wildfire threatens homes in Columbia Gorge

The Associated Press THE DALLES, Ore. — Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge about 75 miles east of Portland has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. Residents of more than 140 homes have been told to evacuate and nearly 600 households have been put on alert in the…


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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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October 17, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Oregon officer expected to survive Washington shooting

The Associated Press THE DALLES, Ore. — Authorities say a plainclothes officer from The Dalles returned fire and killed a man fleeing from investigators who hoped to question him in a rape case. The officer suffered a non-life threatening wound. He was released Thursday from a local hospital. The Dalles Daily Chronicle reports that officers from Oregon and…


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