Crews Respond To Two Tuesday Fires In Mosier/Rowena Areas

Crews responded to two fires in the Mosier and Rowena areas Tuesday afternoon.  One fire was near 8467 Highway 30 in the Rowena area, by the railroad tracks along Interstate 84.  The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office says it went into mop up status, with the Oregon Department of Forestry, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, and Mosier Fire crews responding.  The size of the fire was about one acre on both sides of the railroad track.  A second fire was on State Road, and at one point prompted evacuation notices that were lifted fairly quickly.  It’s was 2.5 acres in size, and the Sheriff’s Office says it was contained and is in patrol status.  Mosier Fire, MCFR, ODF, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and the Wildland Immediate Need Task Force of Hood River County responded.

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