Milepost 85 Fire 70% Contained

Photo: U.S. Forest Service

The brush fire near The Dalles, called the Milepost 85 fire, is 70% contained this morning.

The fire burned 130 acres in grass, brush, and scattered timber on both sides of I-84.

A helicopter and ground crews stopped the fire.

I-84 was closed yesterday when power lines fell across the freeway. They were removed and the freeway was reopened. Level 3 evacuations were reduced to Level 1 and residents were allowed to return home.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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