PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Level 3 “Go” evacuations were lowered to Level 2 “Get Set” Thursday evening hours after a fast-moving brush fire ignited just east of The Dalles.
The fire was reported at about 3:45 p.m. near the 3100 block of Valley View Dr., according to the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal.
As of 8:30 p.m., these were the evacuation orders:
- Level 2 “Get Set”: Valley Road, Old Dufur Rd to 13th/st intersection and Benson Rd, 197/5 mile Intersection to 5mile/Benson Intersection, 8 Mile/197 to 8 Mile/Emerson loop
- Level 1 “Be Ready”: Lambert Stree
The latest evacuation information can be found on the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Officials said the wind was driving the fire southeast, jumping Highway 197 and moving through the 8 Mile Road area. Highway 197 is closed south of I-84.
The fire is estimated to have already burned at least 50-75 acres.
Several agencies have responded to battle the blaze, including air support.
This is a developing story.