Traumatic Semi Truck Crash

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 22, 2014
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PORTLAND – A semi tractor-trailer crashed on the North Marine Drive exit from I-5 South Monday evening.  When firefighters got there finding an overturned semi on the ramp.  The truck was carrying 75,000 pound piece of metal.  The semi trucks driver was pinned in the cab which was crushed against a “Jersey” style barrier.

Fire crews worked for over 30 minutes …

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Expect a Long Wait for Part of Highway 224 East to Reopen

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on September 22, 2014
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ESTACADA, OREGON    The 36pitfire that consumed 43 hundred acres of land in the Mt. Hood National Forest East of Estacada  has caused major problems for  Highway 224 East from milepost 31 through 36.  Large boulders and trees are sliding down onto the highway.

Dan Hamilton with ODOT describes the highway as being CLOSED “Indefinitely”  Hamilton says,”Hydrologists and Geologists have to …

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Injured Battle Ground Girl No Longer Critical

Posted by Steve Leader on September 22, 2014
Agatha Konovalchik

Photo courtesy: www.columbian.com

Anna Konovalchik, who’s 9 years old, was riding in the family minivan on September 10th with her mother and brother, when their vehicle was struck by a pickup truck in Battle Ground.  Police say the pickup driver was drunk.

The Columbian reports Anna’s condition, at Randall Children’s Hospital, has been upgraded, to serious.   Agatha’s brother and mother were released …

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Scoggins Creek Fire Evacuations Over

Posted by Pat Boyle on September 22, 2014
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Photo courtesy of KGW.com

Gaston, Oregon – People forced to evacuate because of the Scoggins Creek Fire near Hagg Lake have been allowed to return home. The fire is now 55% percent contained and crew should have a line all the way around the fire by Wednesday.

Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to the forest Stimson Lumber uses …

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36 Pit Fire Grows in Estacada

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 21, 2014
Photo: Steve Globetrotter

Photo: Steve Globetrotter

Estacada,Ore. — Fire crews are fighting a new hot spot in the Estacada 36 Pit Fire.

Officials say the new section of fire started Saturday and burned another 800 acres by this morning. Two homes on Hillockburn Road were immediately evacuated and another two were told to get ready to leave.

The 36 Pit Fire has now scorched more than 5000 acres. …

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