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"Rowena Fire" in Oregon 55 percent contained

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 00:45

Firefighters are making good progress in Oregon, beating back a massive wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge. Nathan Frandino reports.

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The smoke may still be billowing across the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, but firefighters say this wildfire is on its way out. After the "Rowena Fire" grew 3,500 acres since Tuesday, firefighters have gotten it 55 percent contained. Just enough for residents to return home. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNNAMED RESIDENT SAYING: "It was amazing to see that the lawn was still green, the trees beside my house and in my yard, there were no singes or anything else." Firefighters are now focusing on burning off unburned fuel and holding containment lines. They're also keeping an eye out for hotspots.

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"Rowena Fire" in Oregon 55 percent contained

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 00:45