Photo by Adam Lapierre
The Rowena Fire burns west of The Dalles, August 6, 2014.
As of Friday, August 8, 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.