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Wrentham Market Fire in Wasco County 100% contained

Officials said the fire destroyed one barn and an outbuilding.
Credit: KGW
The Wrentham Market Fire in Wasco County, Oregon.

WASCO COUNTY, Ore. — The Wrentham Market Fire east of Dufur is 100% contained as of Monday morning, fire officials said. The fire has burned 7,222 acres.

Officials said the fire destroyed one barn and an outbuilding.  

Fire officials previously estimated the fire had burned about 10,000 acres. The change in acreage is due to detailed mapping conducted Thursday. 

The fire broke out June 29 near Wrentham Road, prompting level 3 "go now" evacuation orders for dozens of residents southeast of The Dalles.  

Gov. Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act, allowing the state fire marshal to bring in resources from other counties around Oregon to assist with the fire. 

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Task forces were sent from Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill counties with support from the Bureau of Land Management. On July 1, they put out hot spots, monitored flare-ups, eliminated hazard trees and continued to strengthen the fire lines.

Crews were able to limit the growth of the Wrentham Market Fire despite strong winds, officials said.

“While we’re excited about our progress these last three days, we’re still focused on fire activity and protecting human life and property. I am proud of our crews and the work they have done to return this area back to the community,” said Ian Yocum, Oregon State Fire Marshal incident commander.

Due to a lack of significant fire activity for multiple days, control and oversight of the wildfire was returned to local authorities, the fire marshal's office said July 3. 

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