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Rowena Fire updates 8/8

The Rowena Fire burns west of The Dalles, August 6, 2014.

Photo by Adam Lapierre.
The Rowena Fire burns west of The Dalles, August 6, 2014.

The Rowena Fire is currently 3372 acres and is at 35% containment according to Rowena Fire information.

Evacuations: Level III- 143 homes, Level I- 597 homes

Damage Assessment: 740 homes threatened, 2 damaged, 1 destroyed, 5 outbuildings destroyed

Governor Kitzhaber toured the fired area this morning.

Today, fire crews are conducting burnout operations to remove fuels for the fire along I-84 between Rowena and The Dalles. Drivers should expect heavy smoke in the area.

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