Wildfires near The Dalles are still threatening dozens of homeowners.
Fire spokesman David Morman said the fires were 12 percent contained Monday morning, and had scorched 1,500 acres.
Gov. John Kitzhaber declared the wildfires a conflagration so the state fire marshal could mobilize resources to assist locals in battling the blaze. Officials prioritized the local water treatment plant for immediate protection, since it supplies water for much of The Dalles.
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