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The Muskrat Fire as its called is still at zero containment.

 

Four helicopters, an air tanker and several smoke jumpers are working the fire.

 

The evacuation orders put in place Thursday, remain.

 

And Governor Kitzhaber got a first hand look at the Rowena Fire still  burning in the Columbia Gorge Friday morning. 

 

The fire near the Dalles started Tuesday evening and has burned 33 hundred acres.  It's now 35 percent contained.

 

740 homes are currently threatened by the blaze.

 

Fire officials say they are in far better shape than they wre 44 hours ago.

 

They say the next few days will be critical and they're concerned about expected high winds.

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  • Purcell Bridge CLOSED through April 2020.
  • ORE 22 remains CLOSED between Idanha and the junction with U.S. 20 (milepost 53-81) following a tanker truck crash that caused a fuel spill yesterday. The road will be closed to thru traffic indefinitely for the clean up of the fuel spill and recovery of the tanker.

 

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