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(The Dalles, OR)  --  Firefighters are working to contain the Substation Fire near the Celilo Converter Station in The Dalles.  Fire officials say the blaze has grown to more than 20-thousand acres as of last night and has destroyed one home and several outbuildings.  Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the fire prompted the immediate evacuations of about 75 homes in Wasco County.  Authorities have issued level three evacuations in several areas including 8 Mile Road at Emerson Loop Road to Emerson Loop Road and Company Hollow Road.  The Red Cross has set up a shelter at The Dalles Middle School to help residents displaced by the fire.

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