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It's Raining, But Wildfire Season Is Starting In Washington

OPB | 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.

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Similar Deals, Identical Statements: Washington, Oregon Sign Wildfire Pact With Feds

Northwest 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.

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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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Prescribed Burn Turns To Wildfire In Central Oregon

OPB | 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.

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Oregon Wildfires Down Significantly In 2016

Statesman Journal | Sept. 30, 2016 10:38 a.m.

Despite dry conditions and summer temperatures on the warm side, Oregon enjoyed one of the least damaging forest fire seasons of the past decade.

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Calm Weather Aids Crews In Fight Against Central Washington Wildfire

AP | Aug. 29, 2016 6:13 a.m. | Leavenworth, Washington

About 100 homes remain under evacuation orders, but so far no structures have been lost.

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Crews Report Progress On Southern Oregon Wildfire

AP | Aug. 25, 2016 10:56 a.m. | Shady Cove, Oregon

A wildfire burning in southern Oregon is smaller than originally thought and crews have established a fire line around the entire blaze.

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Audit: Large Wildfire Seasons Take Toll On Oregon's Forestry Department

Northwest 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.

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Inslee Blames Climate Change For Washington's Sudden And Severe Fires

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2016 3:11 p.m.

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.

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Eastern Oregon Wildfire Spreads To Nearly 80 Square Miles

AP | Aug. 22, 2016 1:07 p.m.

A wildfire spotted Sunday afternoon in Eastern Oregon has quickly become the state's largest active blaze.

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Arson Suspected In At Least 14 Central Oregon Wildfires

AP | 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.

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Wildfire Near Paisley Expands, Evacuation Notices Upped

AP | 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.

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Massive Wildfire Advances On Thousands Of California Homes

AP | 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.

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Southern California Wildfire Drives Over 80,000 From Homes

AP | Aug. 17, 2016 6:08 a.m. | Los Angeles

The Southern California wildfire that began as a small midmorning patch of flame next to Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass had by Tuesday's end turned into a 28-square-mile monster that had burned an untold number of homes.

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Oregon Fire Danger Jumps To 'Extreme' This Week

Medford Mail Tribune | Aug. 15, 2016 9:27 a.m.

A week expected to end with multiple days of triple-digit temperatures and an already parched landscape has pushed the Oregon Department of Forestry's fire danger to its highest level.

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Fire In Southwest Oregon Burns 3 Homes

AP | Aug. 13, 2016 7:10 p.m. | Selma, Oregon

State fire officials say a blaze burning along Highway 199 in southwest Oregon has destroyed three homes and at least five outbuildings.

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Fire Investigation | US Attorney On Marijuana Prosecutions | DACA Now

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 noon

What did two Oregonian reporters learn investigating the Canyon Creek complex fire, how does Oregon's US Attorney approach marijuana cases and how will young immigrants be affected by this summer's Supreme Court ruling?

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Questions Loom On Canyon Creek Fire's 1-Year Anniversary

OPB | Aug. 10, 2016 12:24 p.m. | John Day, Oregon

Many residents in Grant County still have questions or bitterness about the massive Canyon Creek fire that destroyed 43 homes last summer.

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Fire To Keep Blue Pool Closed Until Late August

Statesman Journal | Aug. 9, 2016 4:11 p.m.

A popular segment of the McKenzie River Trail will remain closed for three to four more weeks due to the smoldering Blue Top Fire, officials said on Tuesday.

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Blue Top Wildfire Could Smolder For Weeks

The Register-Guard | Aug. 9, 2016 9:31 a.m. | McKenzie, Bridge, Oregon

Full containment of the Blue Top fire could take several more weeks because a section of the fire’s perimeter is inaccessible and unsafe for firefighters, officials said Monday. Fire continues to smolder within containment lines.