Wildfire near The Dalles ‘knocked down’ as road closures and evacuation warnings lift

Fire crews battle a blaze in The Dalles
Fire crews battle a blaze in The Dalles(Wasco Co. Sheriff)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 11:29 AM PDT
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THE DALLES Ore. (KPTV) – Officials say a brush fire in The Dalles has been knocked down although it’s still not contained. A current estimate puts the size between eight and nine acres.

The brush fire at milepost 87 began around 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Evacuation warnings have since been reduced to a level 1 and roads closed by the fire have since reopened. At this time, no structures have been reported as lost in the fire.

Officials told FOX 12 that a homeless camp was also in the fire zone. However, no injuries have been reported.

Crews have now started the process of mopping up the fire as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday and plan to return Friday morning to finish the job. Patrols are in place to monitor the burnt area overnight in case of any flare-ups.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.