PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials in Oregon say a wildfire is burning dangerously close to two communities about 75 miles east of Portland.

Residents in about 275 homes in the Columbia River Gorge community of Rowena are being told to evacuate.

Residents in about 90 homes in an outlying subdivision of The Dalles are being told to be ready to leave if necessary.

A section of U.S. Highway 30 is closed in the area.

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