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The Latest: Found 1 dead in Oregon wildfire



The latest on fires in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):

4:45 pm

One person was found dead near a tractor in a field consumed by a forest fire in Oregon [19459008TheWascoCountySheriff'sofficesaidWednesdaythatthebodywasfoundneartheburnttractor

The identity of the person was not published.

It is believed that the person attempted to fire a tractor with the tractor

The fire has burned 56 square miles (145 square kilometers) in a rural area along the Columbia River Gorge about 137 miles (137 miles) east of Portland ,

The fire in rural agriculture has forced dozens of households to evacuate and destroyed a house.

The Pacific Northwest blizzard is expected to be worse than normal, with drought conditions in many areas.

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15:20

A Rapidly Spreading Fire in Oregon Has Omitted Some People's Power

The grassfire east of Portland took a 115 kilovolt power line southeast of the city of The Dalles, which owned by the Bonneville Power Administration.

BPA spokesman Kevin Wingert says Crews have the Most Restored Service Wednesday

The power transmitted over the line is being sold by BPA to several different utilities in the immediate area and it was not immediately clear how many customers got it were affected.

The fire in rural agriculture has forced dozens of households had to evacuate a house and destroyed it.

There is no good news for a Pacific Northwest fire season, which is expected to be worse than normal and drought in many areas

2:15 pm

Two houses in near Ruch, Oregon, are evacuated when a wildfire is triggered by lightning.

Thirty-three other homeowners were told to go Wednesday because of the growing fire near the California border. [19659002] The fire is burning in Jackson County, about 434 kilometers south of Portland, on a mix of private land and forest in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

8:30 am

Oregon Gov , Kate Brown has called the emergency conflagration law in response to a wildfire in the northern central part of the state.

The action announced early Wednesday allows the Oregon Fire Marshal to mobilize resources from the surrounding state to protect homes.

The fire burning in two counties east of The Dalles increased overnight to more than 117 square kilometers.

A house has been burned along with several other structures.

Roughly (19659002) —

7:25

Authorities say a small fire that led to the evacuation of 700 homes near Spokane Valley began in a building and then opened Grass and Trees Spread

KREM-TV reports that the so-c The Upriver Beacon Fire went down a bit overnight, and all the most urgent evacuation messages had been downgraded by Wednesday morning.

The State Department of Natural Resources helped combat the fire with water droplets from a tanker plane and much more state firefighting crews have arrived after Washington Patrol Chief John Batiste has approved their Tuesday night mobilization.

The fire has burned about one-third of a square mile (0.8 square kilometers) and damaged some electrical transmission lines.


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