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smoke erupts from a lightning-caused fire burning near The Dalles. The fire was declared a state conflagration Saturday evening by Gov. John Kitzhaber.

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Government Flats fire flares

Hood River County fire crews are part of a group of over 700 firefighters who are trying to extinguish the nearly 7,000-acre Government Flats Complex wildfire burning approximately 6-10 miles southwest of The Dalles. The Oregon State Fire Marshal reported Tuesday morning that two homes and five outbuildings have been consumed by the flames.

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