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Rain, Snow Begin The End Of Several Oregon Wildfires


A firefighter monitors a burnout in the Chetco Bar Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

A firefighter monitors a burnout in the Chetco Bar Fire, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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As heavy rain turned to snow in Oregon’s high elevations Tuesday, fire crews prepared to wind down operations on multiple wildfires across the state.

Most evacuation orders were eliminated statewide, while closures for hiking trails and parks near wildfires remain in effect.   

A warning for landslides and flash floods remains through Wednesday for fire-burned areas such as the Columbia River Gorge and U.S. Highway 20 on Santiam Pass.

In general, fire teams will move from actively fighting flames to monitoring hot spots, retrieving equipment and attempting to prevent landslides on fire-burned slopes, officials said.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.

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