A person was found dead Wednesday next to a tractor that was burnt by the 36,000-acre Substation Fire burning near The Dalles.
Wasco County deputies were called out about 1:30 p.m. on reports of a tractor in an area scorched by the flames.
Deputies found a deceased person - likely the tractor driver, they say - a short distance away.
It appears the person died of fire exposure.
Deputies are withholding the victim’s name until family members have been notified of the death.