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Level 3 Evacuation Notices Lowered

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office has lowered the Level 3 Evacuation notices to Level 2 in the area of the Memaloose 2 Fire. This is from the intersection of Highway 30 and Marsh cutoff all the way east to the bottom of the Rowena Loops. That includes both sides of Highway 30, Rowena Dell, Rowena Overlook and Canyon Way all the way down to Rowena Ferry Road.

Highway 30 is now open with no restrictions.

Marsh Cutoff and Dell Road are open to local traffic only as fire suppression efforts continue in the area.

You can find updates on evacuations on the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page

Crews battling the fire, approximately 3 miles East of Mosier, had a strong night of mop-up, supported by lower temperatures and higher humidity. Control lines are 100% completed around the fire perimeter, which decreases the risk of fire spread.

Resources on the fire include 252 personnel, 35 engines, 4 dozers and an incident management team. Crews will be looking for smoke and hot spots today for mop-up. Smoke and flames may be visible inside the fire perimeter.

The fire was held to 175 acres overnight, with containment at 35%.