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Officials: Firefighter Dies While Working OR Wildfire

Gales Fire in Oregon

OAKRIDGE, Ore. (AP) — A firefighter died Monday while battling a wildfire southeast of Eugene, Oregon, officials said. Bryan Cutchen, Oakridge city administrator and acting fire chief, said the death is suspected to have been caused by a tree falling ...

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Arizona Feels Brunt of Wildfire Activity Across the U.S. West

More land has burned across Arizona so far to date     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West, including a blaze touched off by ...

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Oregon Officials React to Drought and Wildfire Risks

Emergency plans and new evacuation zones     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In northeast Oregon’s Union County, the snowpack is so thin that it has completely melted away in measurement sites. Rivers are running lower, ...

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Early Start to Wildfire Season Begins in Northeast Oregon

Wildfires combined have burned 9,000 acres     LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — Forest managers in northeast Oregon declared on Tuesday an early start to the 2021 fire season, with conditions resembling those that would be typical for mid-summer, as ...

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Expert: Oregon Hazard Tree Removal Program Working

Independent review examines recently marked trees     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An independent forester hired to do a hasty review of the state’s controversial hazard tree removal program has concluded that 96% of the 2,200 trees he recently examined ...

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Cooler Weather Aids Firefighters in Oregon

Joseph Canyon Fire has scorched 4,000 acres     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters were getting the upper hand Monday on a wildfire burning on the Oregon-Washington border, aided by cooler temperatures and moderating winds, ...

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Experts: Oregon Fall 2020 Wildfire Season a Taste of Things to Come

Oregon is now starting fire season amid some of the worst conditions in memory     By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press OTIS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke was thick when Tye and Melynda Small went to bed on Labor Day, ...

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Lawsuit Seeks $103M from Oregon Public Utilities Over Wildfire

The Holiday Farm fire killed one person and destroyed 430 homes     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of 70 landowners in Oregon’s McKenzie River Valley seeks $103 million from Lane Electric Cooperative and Eugene Water ...

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Officials Plan Aggressive Response to Small Fires, Minimizing Megafires

“Our focus is on smart firefighting, aggressive firefighting, catching these fires when they are small,”     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they will try to stamp out wildfires as quickly as ...

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Embattled Oregon State Forester Resigns

Daugherty’s tenure was marked by financial problems and loss of confidence     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s state forester and the leader of the long-struggling Department of Forestry, Peter Daugherty, has resigned effective May 31. Daugherty submitted his resignation ...

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