Rowena Fire causes Level 3 evacuation orders, I-84 shut down near The Dalles
(THE DALLES, Ore.) The Rowena wildfire has caused Level 3 “GO” evacuations to be issued in The Dalles, and smoke from the fire has shut down westbound lanes of I-84 between mileposts 76 and 80, KOIN reports.
The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office said the Level 3 “GO” evacuations are for 5220 Hwy 30 West to 6090 Hwy 30 West, as well as Rowena River Road and Mayer State Park.
A Level 2 “GET SET” evacuation notice has been placed on 5220 Hwy 30 West to Simmonelli Road/Hwy 30 West Intersection.
Due to heavy smoke, the Oregon Department of Transportation has shut down both westbound lanes of I-84 between mileposts 76 and 80 and US Hwy 30, also referred to as the Historic Columbia River Highway, between mileposts 65.5 and 72.