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Wildfire burning near The Dalles prompts evacuation orders
A new wildfire burning near The Dalles near Highway 197 south of Interstate 84 has prompted evacuation orders for some residents.
The Wasco County Sheriffs Office said a level 3 go now evacuation order is in effect for people living on the following streets:
The sheriffs office said a level 2 get set evacuation order is in effect for all of Lambert Street.
Oregon State Police (OSP) said the fire has closed a large stretch of Highway 197. OSP is asking drivers to avoid the area.
Firefighters are already battling afire that broke out on Tuesdaynear Wrentham Road southeast of The Dalles. As of Thursday, the fire, now named the Wrentham Market Fire, has burned an estimated 10,000 acres. Deputies said it is about 38% contained.
Large fire near HWY 197 MP 2 headed towards HWY.@OregonDOT& Troopers on scene. Avoid the area.
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