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Wildfire Continues to Burn in Southwest Oregon

Wildfire moves toward Rogue River     GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes as a fire caused by a lightning storm continues to burn near Grants Pass, Oregon. The 39-square mile (101-square ...

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Fuel Breaks Planned in Idaho and Oregon

Creating a safer firefighting environment     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More fuel breaks are being constructed as part of a plan by federal officials to stop wildfires in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management ...

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Wildfire Causes Emergency Order in Oregon

Wildfire has burned more then 45 square miles     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked an emergency order in response to a wildfire burning in two north-central counties and mandatory evacuations for dozens of households. ...

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Wildfires Force Evacuations in Washington and Oregon

Over 700 homes evacuated in Spokane     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A small but fast-moving wildfire in Spokane prompted evacuation notices for more than 700 homes, authorities said Tuesday. The so-called Upriver Beacon Fire, which was less than 1 ...

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President Pardons Ranchers in 2012 Refuge Occupation and Arson

Pair were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public lands     By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife ...

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Oregon Wildfire Season Begins with Two Fires

Lightning strikes started both wildfires     MAUPIN, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire season in Oregon is underway after a lightning storm sparked at least two major fires that are now burning in the central part of the state. Jean Nelson-Dean, ...

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Wildfire Causes Evacuation in Oregon County

Wildfire burns near Lake Billy Chinook     CULVER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Jefferson County have told residents in the Three Rivers community to leave immediately as winds whipped a fire burning in central Oregon. Sheriff Jim Adkins issued ...

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Teen Must Pay $37M for Starting Oregon Wildfire

Teenager ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade     HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for ...

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Oregon 2017 Wildfire Costs Reach $454M

Multiple large wildfires — and more than 2,000 total   By ZACH URNESS, Statesman Journal SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The cost of fighting wildfires in Oregon skyrocketed to $454 million in 2017, the most so far this century, according to ...

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Geologists Warn of Landslides in Wildfire-Scarred Oregon Gorge

Columbia River Gorge has seen big slides in the past     By ANNA KING, Northwest News Network Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that ...

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