Deschutes County Requests Air Quality Exemption For Prescribed Burns

OPB |Sept. 01, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Deschutes County has asked the state to consider increasing the amount of smoke allowed in the air during prescribed fire burns.

Fire Crews Mobilize To Protect Central Oregon Community

OPB |Aug. 11, 2014 11:01 a.m.

Firefighters are expecting high winds and possible thunderstorms Monday in central Oregon where the South Fork Complex fire continues to burn near John Day.

Jefferson Public Radio: Study Says Poor Planning Contributes To Wildfire Costs

Jefferson Public Radio |Aug. 01, 2014 3:12 p.m.

Wildfires in the West are getting bigger, hotter – and more costly. A new report from a national science advocacy group says climate change is one major reason wildfires are getting worse.

Exports And Housing Starts Spark Increased Timber Harvest

OPB |July 15, 2014 10:07 p.m.

Last year's resurgent economy cleared the way for Oregon loggers to cut more timber than they have since 2006, according to state figures released Tuesday.

KOBI-TV: Moccasin Hill Fire Burns Nearly 3,000 Acres

KOBI-TV |July 14, 2014 6:28 p.m.

A wildfire fueled by dry trees and brush and whipping winds ripped through thousands of acres in the Moccasin Hills subdivision in Sprague River, outside of Klamath Falls.

Register-Guard: Hot And Dry Spell Increases Wildfire Danger

The Register-Guard |July 08, 2014 8 p.m.

Like it hot? Assuming this shapes out as a typical summer, you've got six weeks or so of bliss ahead of you. Like it cool? Hang on for another six weeks and relief will arrive.

Firefighters Dig Line Around Southern Oregon Fire

AP |June 23, 2014 9:55 a.m.

Firefighters say they've got a line dug around a fire that began last week in a Southern Oregon logging operation.

Forest Service Plans Central Oregon Prescribed Burns

OPB |May 04, 2014 6 a.m.

Residents of Central Oregon could see some smoke in the air this week, as the U.S. Forest Service attempts to conduct several prescribed burns in advance of fire season.

Ashland May Redraw Fire Hazard Maps To Include Entire City

OPB |April 17, 2014 2:56 p.m.

Fire authorities in Ashland are recommending changes that would bring the entire city into what's known as a wildfire hazard zone. 

Fire Science Symposium Underway In Bend

OPB |April 07, 2014 3:50 p.m.

All this week in Bend, forest scientists and land managers are meeting at the Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium.

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