Photo of the Day for January 31

Photo of the Day for January 31

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Framed by trees toasted in the Gnarl Ridge fire a couple years ago, Mt. Adams shines brightly against a blue sky. Sunny winter images like this -- taken from the Tilly Jane Trail -- are forecasted for later this week.

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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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