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Nation's Largest Wildfire Burning More Than 180,000 Acres In Southwest Oregon

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 1:20 p.m. | Portland

Before the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge became the nation’s top priority wildfire, it was the Chetco Bar Fire near Brookings.

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'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Wildfire

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 2:56 p.m.

OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about the political, financial, and environmental complexities of wildfire.

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Gov. Brown Presses Federal Authorities For Resources, As Oregon Wildfires Grow

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 3:28 p.m. | Portland

“I talked with the federal authorities two weeks ago, asking for additional federal assistance, I was told point-blank ‘no’,” said Gov. Kate Brown. 

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2 Juveniles Charged In Tennessee Wildfires That Killed 14

AP | Dec. 7, 2016 12:32 p.m.

Authorities have charged two juveniles for starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.

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Feds Trying New Strategy In Wildfire Rehab In SW Idaho

AP | Dec. 2, 2015 9:28 a.m.

The $67 million restoration effort underway in southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon is using seeds from surviving sagebrush within the 436-square-mile burned area.


The Wildfire Conundrum: Weeding The Forest

Jefferson Public Radio | Nov. 18, 2015 9:45 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

In the first installment of  a three-part collaboration with the journalism non-profit InvestigateWest, JPR’s Liam Moriarty takes a look at the causes of  of wildfire and the rolethinning can play in making forests more resilient.

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Cool Weather Helps Firefighters Gain On Wildfires

OPB | Sept. 7, 2015 9:34 p.m.

More than 10,000 firefighters are working on 19 large fires in Oregon and Washington. Wet weather during the last few days has helped wildland firefighters in both states.

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Despite Rain, Officials Warn Of Continued Fire Danger

Northwest News Network | Sept. 2, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Fire managers in the Northwest say the recent rain doesn't mean the wildfire danger is over. Some parts of the Northwest got more than an inch of rain...

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Favorable Weather Conditions Help Firefighters

AP | Sept. 1, 2015 10:04 a.m.

Lower temperatures and higher humidity were giving firefighters the upper hand on Tuesday against some giant wildfires burning in north-central Washington.

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As Firefighters Leave, Oregon Town Sifts Through Rubble

Northwest News Network | Aug. 24, 2015 5:31 p.m.

Firefighters are gaining the upper-hand in containing the Canyon Creek Complex fires. But that’s not much relief to the wildfire’s worst-hit community.

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Week In Review: Aug. 21

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015 12:57 p.m. | Portland

For much of the week, wildfires dominated the headlines in the Northwest. We also saw soap box races, beer celebrations, community programs making a difference and of course, the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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Wildfire Update

OPB | Aug. 17, 2015 12:25 p.m.

Several of the nation's largest wildfires continue to burn across the region.

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House GOP Effort Would Tap Disaster Fund For Some Wildfires

AP | July 8, 2015 9:42 a.m. | Washington

House Republicans are proposing that some wildfires be treated like federal disasters, an attempt to win broader support for legislation that targets overgrown national forest lands.

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Western Governors Discuss Wildfire Risks, Prevention

OPB | Dec. 1, 2012 4:58 p.m. | Portland, OR

Western state governors are meeting this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona to talk about issues of mutual interest.