Police and Fire


Sheriff Log for Aug. 13

Aug. 3 to 10

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Cascade Pet Camp, Home At Last team up to take in dogs from fire

Cascade Pet Camp in Hood River and Home at Last in The Dalles have teamed up as part of a community effort to shelter the growing number of displaced pets from the Rowena fire, according to a press release.

Sheriff Log for Aug. 9

July 27 to Aug. 4

Local crews part of first response to Rowena fire

The number of personnel fighting the Rowena fire has grown to approximately 700 since the Rowena fire was declared a conflagration the morning of Aug. 6, but one of the first groups of fire crews to arrive on scene were departments from Hood River County.

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Rowena fire blows up

Hundreds evacuated as red flag conditions fuel Gorge fire

In visit to fire, Governor Kitzhaber warns of growing suppression costs

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Rowena Fire updates 8/8

The Rowena Fire is currently 3372 acres and is at 35% containment.

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Video: Operations on Rowena Fire

News photographer Adam Lappierre captured video of helicopters performing bucket drops on the Rowena Fire, as well as capturing the size and scope of the fire.

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Rowena Fire Updates 8/7

Update from Rowena Fire information for the morning of Aug. 7.

Goldendale woman held in custody in death of daughter

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a toddler found dead at a coastal Oregon resort has been taken into custody, authorities said Sunday night.

Sheriff's Log for Aug. 6

July 27 to Aug. 4

All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.

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CL putting ‘For Sale’ sign on old fire hall

The city of Cascade Locks is making another attempt to sell the city’s old fire hall, the windows of which have largely been dark since the city opened and began using its new fire hall on the east end of Wa Na Pa Street years ago.

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Fire chars part of Indian Creek Trail

Neighbors knock down blaze with hoses

A ground fire along Indian Creek is under investigation after it flared along the popular Indian Creek trail Thursday afternoon, with no damage to property.

Sheriff Log for July 30

July 20 to 28

FAA gives green light to drones monitoring fires

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) clearance to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) manufactured by Insitu in the monitoring of wildfires that pose an urgent threat, the DNR announced July 15.

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Parole-Probation joins Sheriff’s Office

On the morning of July 1, Parole and Probation personnel raised their right hands as Sheriff Matt English deputized staff. The Sheriff’s Office officially assumed the reins at the beginning of the fiscal year. Four Parole and Probation Deputies, a work crew supervisor and a corrections technician are tasked with supervising individuals in the community who are placed on probation by the court or released from prison. Currently, the division supervises around 300 offenders.