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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber flew over the 4,600-acre Dollar Lake Fire on Mount Hood Saturday, witnessing the damage first-hand. He declared a state of emergency because of the growing number of wildfires across the state. The Oregon National Guard was mobilized to help with firefighting efforts. 

The fire is within three miles of the Bull Run Watershed and eighteen miles from the intake of the City of Portland's drinking water. Red Flag Warnings cover the Cascade Range through Sunday.
 
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Wildland firefighters on Mt. Hood are getting some help from the Oregon National Guard. Tech Sergeant Nick Choy says two helicopters and crews from the Guard's C/7-158 aviation unit are helping fight the Dollar Lake Fire burning in the Mt. Hood Wilderness.  Hot Shot crews from Alaska and California have also arrived to help.

 

 

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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.