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Third Home Destroyed in Fire Near the Dalles

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GRANTS PASS, Ore.  - A spokesman for an Oregon wildfire burning outside The Dalles in the Columbia River Gorge says a third home is believed to have burned, but fire crews report progress in fighting the blaze that threatens several dozen other homes.
    
Fire spokesman Dave Morman says he's getting reports of one additional residence that burned Tuesday. Two homes and five other structures burned earlier in the Government Flat Complex fires.
    
Tuesday's lighter winds helped fire crews make progress on the northeast end of the fire, where more than 50 homes remain under an evacuation order.

The fire has charred more than 6,000 acres and is only 10% contained.

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