News | Environment | localOPB/EarthFix | July 19, 2017 5 p.m. | Portland
Federal and state agencies are investigating a string of wildfires in southeastern Oregon with a potential link to military training exercises.
The company operating one of the largest firefighting tankers in the U.S. says the Forest Service is seeking to keep the plane grounded by limiting the amount of fire suppressant firefighting aircraft can carry.
News | Environment | localOPB | July 11, 2017 11:20 a.m.
The fire is now 50 percent contained and is burning 5,833 acres — down from 6,200 as of Tuesday morning.
News | Environment | localAP | July 9, 2017 11:50 a.m.
A wildfire burning in near Summer Lake in south-central Oregon has destroyed a hunting cabin and an outbuilding.
News | Environment | localOPB | June 7, 2017 1:37 p.m. | Bend, Oregon
This year’s heavy snowpack made for a slightly later-than-usual start to the season.
Land | News | Environment | localCapital Press | June 3, 2017 2:04 p.m.
Plants native to the sagebrush steppe, such as sage and various bunchgrasses, recover from fire better than invasive or intrusive species such as cheatgrass and Western juniper.
News | Environment | localOPB | April 14, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland
Despite a wet and windy spring, wildfire season officially begins in Washington state Saturday. Oregon’s fire season typically begins next month, depending on weather conditions.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | March 15, 2017 4:09 p.m.
Washington state and the U.S. Forest Service signed an agreement last week that officials say will improve on-the-ground management of public lands susceptible to wildfire.
News | Environment | Forestry | localOPB | Oct. 1, 2016 10:54 a.m.
A controlled burn that jumped to private land in the Ochoco National Forest grew to more than 1,700 acres Saturday morning.
News | Environment | localAP | Aug. 29, 2016 6:13 a.m. | Leavenworth, Washington
About 100 homes remain under evacuation orders, but so far no structures have been lost.
News | Environment | localNorthwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2016 5:43 p.m.
Three consecutive summers of severe wildfires have stretched the resources of the state's agency dedicated to forest management.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday declared a state of emergency in 20 counties mostly on the dry side of the Cascades, an area vulnerable to wildfire.
News | Environment | localAP | Aug. 22, 2016 7:58 a.m. | Bend, Oregon
State authorities and forest officials say at least 14 wildfires that have erupted across central Oregon over the last three weeks are believed to have been intentionally started.
News | Environment | localAP | Aug. 18, 2016 7:40 a.m. | Portland
A wildfire burning northwest of Paisley, Oregon, has grown to 3 square miles and officials have told people to evacuate from nearby campgrounds and some homes in that area.
News | Environment | localAP | Aug. 17, 2016 11:52 a.m.
California's newest huge wildfire advanced on thousands of homes Wednesday, feeding on drought-stricken vegetation and destroying an untold number of structures as it expanded to nearly 47 square miles.