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Four major wildfires were agaom terrorizing the Warm Springs Indian Reservation Tuesday afternoon, and hundreds of families had to evacuate their homes.  Those fires are now estimated at 76,000 acres. Last night fire bosses held a community meeting to explain their strategies in fighting the complex of fires. About 1500 fire crews are now fighting those fires called the High Cascades Complex.

 

Here’s the largest numbers for the Hancock Complex burning near Clarno. Last night, managers on the Hancock Complex Group of blazes burning near Clarno in North-Central Oregon said the blazes had grown to 59,000 acres. It’s now 80% contained, with full containment expected tomorrow. Nearly 350 firefighters were still on the fire Tuesday. Firefighters successfully held most fire lines in the cooler, windier conditions yesterday. Daytime temperatures are expected to be a little cooler for the next several days before returning to normal or above normal over Labor Day weekend. And firefighters continue to watch for any new lightning holdover fires from the past week’s storms.

 

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.