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Wildfire forces evacuations near The Dalles

Crews say the fire has burned nearly 2,000 acres.

Posted: Jul. 17, 2018 7:10 PM
Updated: Jul. 17, 2018 7:21 PM

THE DALLES, Ore. -- Authorities say a grass fire in the Columbia River Gorge near The Dalles has prompted level three "go now" evacuations for area residents.

The Wasco County Sheriff's Office says fire crews were responding to the blaze just southeast of The Dalles Tuesday afternoon.

U.S. Forestry Service Columbia River Gorge officials say the fire had burned up to 3 square miles.

The evacuation notice to leave immediately was issued for residents on 8 Mile Road between Emerson Loop, the 15 Mile Junction, all of Wretham Market Road and Mason Road.

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