WASCO COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A brush fire that sparked near The Dalles temporarily forced Level 3 "Go Now" evacuations on Tuesday. 

The Wasco County Sheriff's Office said the fire started on private land behind the Chenowith Rim Apartments. Fire officials said the fire grew to about 50 acres in size as of Tuesday night and believe it will be contained by Wednesday night.

Deputies ordered residents who live south of 13th Street from Irvine to Verdant to leave their homes under a Level 3 evacuation, while the north end of Sandlin Drive is under a Level 1 "Be Ready" notice. 

By late Tuesday night, all Level 3 evacuations were lowered to Level 2 "Get Set" while the Level 1 notice remained in place. 

The cause of the fire is currently unknown. 

Dalles Brush Fire

A brush fire near The Dalles has prompted Level 1 and Level 3 evacuations (submitted photo)

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