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Blackburn Fire Threatens Homes

THE DALLES, Ore. — Strong winds are fanning the flames in the Columbia Gorge.

The Blackburn Fire is part of the Government Flat Complex that has been burning since last Friday, ten miles southwest of The Dalles. Because of that, fire bosses are ordering more evacuations and warning dozens of residents to be ready to leave. Four homes have been burned so far.

The fire has grown to 17 square miles and is just 15 percent contained.

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