Photo of the Day for February 25

Photo of the Day for February 25

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BE CAREFU! Sever accidents snarled traffic on I-84 in both directions Friday afternoon between Hood River and Cascade Locks. Pictured is an eastbound wreck that backed up traffic for several miles near Viento State Park. Freezing tempeatrues will keep ice solid through the weekend so take it easy out there.

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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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