Community meeting Thursday:
A public information meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., tonight, August 7, at The Dalles/Wahtonka High School located 220 East 10th Street in The Dalles. This meeting is open to all members of the public and media. Fire managers will provide a current status update and be available to address questions and concerns.
New evacuation information released Thursday:
4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way.
Murray’s Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.
Fire Info Hotline: (541) 506-2792
Red Cross Shelter Moved To The Dalles
The American Red Cross shelter that was opened at the Mosier Grange early Wednesday morning has been moved to a new location to accommodate additional residents who have been evacuated from their homes due to the Rowena wildfire. The new shelter location is Dry Hollow Elementary School, 1314 East 19th Street in The Dalles.
Home At Last Humane Society can help with displaced dogs and cats of the Rowena Fire. Open until 8pm at 200 River Road, The Dalles 541-296-5189. Livestock sheltering is being coordinated by Nan Wimmers, 541-993-5510.
Vine video of the Rowena Fire from the media staging area.
Level 1: Be Ready
There is an incident in the area. Residents are advised of the level 1 evacuation and are asked to leave if they need additional time to exit an area or have health conditions (especially respiratory conditions that could be made worse by smoke). Residents are encouraged to move livestock and pets out of the area, and to prepare for a full evacuation. Evacuations are voluntary, but residents are encouraged to leave if concerned. There will be no road closures in effect in most cases.
Level 2: Leave Soon
Residents are notified there is a full evacuation and are informed to leave. Evacuations are mandatory and entry to evacuated areas may be denied. Residents are encouraged to evacuate as soon as possible. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
Level 3: Leave Immediately!
Residents are notified there is immediate and imminent danger, and they should evacuate immediately. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. Leave immediately and as quickly as possible. Doing so will not only support your safety, but will allow firefighters to best maneuver resources to combat the fire.