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Wildfire burns 85 acres on private land near Mount Hood

The fire is burning about four miles west of Parkdale; no structures have burned

PARKDALE, Ore. — A wildfire near Mount Hood had grown to 85 acres as of Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The fire is burning on private land in the Red Hill area, about four miles west of Parkdale. It was first reported midday Monday.

The fire is 35% lined and 20% contained.

To date, no structures have been burned and no injuries are reported, said Christie Shaw of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Fire officials are preparing for the fire to keep growing. They called in an incident management team, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Aerial crews dropped water on the flames Monday from a heavy air tanker, "fire boss" aircraft and a Type 2 helicopter.

Firefighters from the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Hood National Forest, the Department of Natural Resources and Parkdale Fire joined the ODF in the effort.

Fire officials asked people to avoid the Red Hill area while crews work to contain the fire.

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