The number of personnel fighting the Rowena fire has grown to approximately 700 since the Rowena fire was declared a conflagration the morning of Aug. 6, but one of the first groups of fire crews to arrive on scene were departments from Hood River County.
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The Rowena Fire is currently 3372 acres and is at 35% containment.
News photographer Adam Lappierre captured video of helicopters performing bucket drops on the Rowena Fire, as well as capturing the size and scope of the fire.
Update from Rowena Fire information for the morning of Aug. 7.
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a toddler found dead at a coastal Oregon resort has been taken into custody, authorities said Sunday night.
July 27 to Aug. 4
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.
The city of Cascade Locks is making another attempt to sell the city’s old fire hall, the windows of which have largely been dark since the city opened and began using its new fire hall on the east end of Wa Na Pa Street years ago.
Neighbors knock down blaze with hoses
A ground fire along Indian Creek is under investigation after it flared along the popular Indian Creek trail Thursday afternoon, with no damage to property.
July 20 to 28
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) clearance to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) manufactured by Insitu in the monitoring of wildfires that pose an urgent threat, the DNR announced July 15.
On the morning of July 1, Parole and Probation personnel raised their right hands as Sheriff Matt English deputized staff. The Sheriff’s Office officially assumed the reins at the beginning of the fiscal year. Four Parole and Probation Deputies, a work crew supervisor and a corrections technician are tasked with supervising individuals in the community who are placed on probation by the court or released from prison. Currently, the division supervises around 300 offenders.
July 13 to 20
A Hood River man has been arrested for attempted murder in connection with a stabbing that occurred outside the Dee area Thursday evening.
A Hood River man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, 24 months probation, and ordered to obtain a mental health evaluation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting horses in the Oak Grove area.