2,800-acre fire threatening homes east of The Dalles; evacuation in effect
The 15 Mile fire has burned 2,800 acres, threatened structures and prompted evacuations east of The Dalles, officials said.
People who live in Celilo Village and on 15 Mile and Old Moody roads are on a level three evacuation notice, said Juston Huffman, Wasco County emergency manager. That means those residents should leave their homes immediately if they haven't already.
The fire is 60 percent contained, according to Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue. Sixty-six firefighters are on the scene.
Eight to 10 structures are threatened, and no homes have been lost, Huffman said in an email. He said earlier Thursday evening no injuries had been reported.