Rowena Fire starting to blow up just east of Rowena Crest on the evening of AUg 6

Rowena Fire 2014, on August 6

Rowena Fire started to really blow up just east of Rowena Crest on the afternoon of Aug 6, Spreading south and east very quickly with a brisk and gusty wind. By the night of Aug 6, only a few hours later, Rowena Fire had spread all the way along the ridges to the south and east, and began to crawl down the slopes toward The Dalles.
Rowena Fire started in the switchbacks along Historic Highway 30 just to the East of Rowena Crest in the Columbia Gorge, and just west of the town of Rowena, Oregon. First spotted August 5th at 9:15 pm, and Showing up in force August 6, the fire rapidly grew in the next 24 hours to 2,600 acres, and then to 3,372 acres by the morning of August 8. Currently (Aug 8) there are 659 personnel fighting this fire, with 6 Helicopters dumping water on the fire and many Fire engines are used around the perimeter. 740 residences are threatened by the fire in Rowena and the Chenowith area. Back burning operations have begun between Rowena and The Dalles. Firefighters and homeowners have been working very hard long hot hours trying to save the homes impacted and keep the fire from spreading more towards the city of The Dalles.

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Darlisa says ... on Tuesday, Aug 12 at 7:18 PM

aww thanks Paul!!! that goes for you as well!

Paul K says ... on Sunday, Aug 10 at 10:15 AM

Incredible shots Darlisa! (Not that incredible shots are unusual for you!)

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