Tag Archives: Oregon

Wildfire Resources Spread Thin

Wildfires taxing the nation     By JAMES ANDERSON and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before ...

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Downed Power Lines Caused 13 Oregon Fires

Fires started during a period of peak winds     SALEM, Ore. — A fire incident report says downed power lines sparked at least 13 fires during a period of high winds last week between two Oregon communities that were ...

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Wildfires During Pandemic Intensify Economic Pain in West

The financial fallout will be measured in the low billions of dollars     By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also ...

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Death Toll Reaches 35 in Western Wildfires

Neighborhoods from Oregon to California destroyed     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and SARA CLINE Associated Press BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities ...

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Dozens Missing as Firefighters Battle Two Large Fires in Oregon

Dozens of people are missing in Jackson County     By ANDREW SELSKY and SARA CLINE Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters battled two large wildfires Friday that threatened to merge near the most populated part of ...

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Media Access to Wildfires Varies by State

Differences even among government agencies     By JANIE HAR and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old ...

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Wildfires Cause Evacuation of 500,000 in Oregon

More than 10 percent of the 4.2 million people in the state     By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press PHOENIX, Ore. (AP) — Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of ...

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At Least 10 Dead as California Wildfire Becomes Deadliest of the Year

Growth of Northern Complex Fire slows down     By ADAM BEAM and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press GRIDLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that destroyed a foothill hamlet has become the state’s deadliest blaze of the year with ...

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Officials Squash Rumors of Far Right, Far Left Starting Wildfires

Officials in Oregon and Washington debunk social media posts     By ALI SWENSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Raging wildfires in the Pacific Northwest have fueled a barrage of false information this week as unsubstantiated social media posts blamed ...

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Stunned Residents Tour Oregon Town Devastated by Wildfires

Parts of community wiped out by flames     By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press PHOENIX, Ore. (AP) — Stunned residents of the small Oregon town of Phoenix walked through a scene of devastation Thursday after one of ...

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