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Rain, Snow Begin The End Of Several Oregon Wildfires

Statesman Journal | Sept. 19, 2017 3:10 p.m.

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.

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Some Evacuations Lifted As Progress Made On Chetco Bar Fire

Statesman Journal | Sept. 15, 2017 1:20 p.m.

Officials lifted all level 3 evacuation levels in the Brookings and Illinois River Road area, allowing more than 4,000 people displaced to return home.

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Unhealthy Air Quality From Wildfires Persists Across Much Of Oregon

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 2:54 p.m. | Portland

Many Oregonians have been living in smoky conditions from wildfires for weeks.

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Herrera Beutler Casts Lone NW Vote Against Spending Agreement

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 3:56 p.m. | Portland

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., votes against hurricane aid and more because it included an increase in the federal debt limit.

local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Western Wildfire Funding Attached To Hurricane Harvey Relief Bill

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 4:01 p.m. | Portland

As big fires batter Oregon, the state's U.S. senators make the case for more federal help.

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More Than 500,000 Acres Have Burned In Oregon So Far This Year

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 3:51 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Wildfires have consumed more than a half-million acres in Oregon so far this year.

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Heat, Wind Could Mean Trouble For Oregon Wildfires

AP | Aug. 30, 2017 4:33 p.m. | Portland

Two dozen fires around Oregon have scorched large swaths of land. Although fire crews have made some progress, hot temperatures, wind and low humidity could cause trouble into the weekend.

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Evacuations Ordered As Chetco Bar Fire Threatens Homes

OPB | Aug. 20, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Approximately 300 homes are under a level 3 evacuation notice as Gov. Kate Brown declares the Chetco Bar Fire a conflagration.