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UPDATE: One Person Dead after Standoff in The Dalles

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The Wasco County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police Arson Unit are investigating a fire which has been confirmed to involve a single fatality stemming from this mornings barricaded subject call in The Dalles.

According to OSP Lieutenant Pat Shortt, shortly after 1:00 p.m., as members of the Oregon State Police SWAT team approached the smoldering residence a large fire started spontaneously and members were forced to back away from the approach.


Fire crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue battled the fire and were able to extinguish it. As fire crews worked throughout the structure one person was discovered dead. 


The name of the person is being withheld until identification and next of kin notification.

The Wasco County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigative agency on this incident and is being assisted by Arson Detectives from the Oregon State Police Arson Unit.

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PREVIOUS- According to OSP Lieutenant Pat Shortt, at approximately 8:25 a.m., Wasco County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at 1100 Mt. Hood St., in The Dalles, to serve civil papers on the person living there. As deputies knocked on the door gunshots were heard from within and deputies fell back and requested additional police to respond. Officers arriving at the scene created a perimeter and attempted negotiations with the occupant. Shortly thereafter, smoke began to come from inside the home 

Lieutenant Shortt said officers do not have any information to indicate that more than one person is inside the home however, officers have not been able to speak with the person at any point during this incident.

The Oregon State Police Arson/Explosives Section has arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. 


The Fire Department is standing by to assist with Fire Suppression when it is safe to do so. 


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PREVIOUS/THE DALLES, OR -  The Oregon State Police, Wasco County Sheriff's Office and The Dalles Police Department are asking residents in The Dalles to avoid streets in or around the 1100 Block of Mt. Hood Street for police activity there. 

Officers on-scene have reported gunshots from inside the home and a fire is reported inside as well.OSP troopers responded to assist the Wasco County Sheriff's Office and The Dalles Police Department with a barricaded person.  Command personnel are advising streets in the area of 1100 Mt. Hood Street have been blocked, including W. 10th Street, and are asking the public to avoid the area and use alternate routes when traveling nearby.

The Wasco County Sheriff's Department is the lead investigative agency in this incident. 


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