News | local | EnvironmentOPB | 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 | local | EnvironmentNorthwest 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.
Forestry | News | local | EnvironmentOPB | 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 | local | EnvironmentAP | 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 | local | EnvironmentNorthwest 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.
News | Politics | local | Environment | Election | Election 2016Northwest 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.
News | local | EnvironmentAP | 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 | local | EnvironmentAP | 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 | local | EnvironmentAP | 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.
News | local | EnvironmentAP | 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.
Forestry | News | local | EnvironmentMedford 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.
News | Economy | Nation | Environment | World | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | 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?
News | local | EnvironmentOPB | 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.
News | local | EnvironmentThe 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.