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Eerie glow from the Dollar Lake Fire, as seen on Monday night from the Red Hill area above Laurance Lake. The fire, estimated at 1,500 acres Tuesday morning, was caused by lightning and is burning on national forest and wilderness land. A type-II management team was assigned to the fire this morning and 13 crews were ready for action.

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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge



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