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Geologists Sound Alarm Over Future Landslides In Columbia River Gorge

Northwest News Network | Sept. 21, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.

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ODOT Gets $1 Million To Clean Up Wildfire Damage

Pamplin Media Group | Sept. 20, 2017 8:42 a.m.

Oregon's Department of Transportation will get a $1 million grant to clean up roads and highways damaged or threatened by the summer's wildfires.

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Rain Brings Relief For Oregon Wildfires, But Also New Risks

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 11:03 a.m.

With cooler temperatures and rain hitting the Northwest, some firefighters are now headed home. 

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Climate Change Is Making Smoky, Unhealthy Air More Common

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 7, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

As climate change plays out in the Northwest, more smoky, unhealthy air will come along with hotter, drier summers and bigger wildfires.

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Eagle Creek Fire Burning 32K Acres, Multnomah Falls Spared

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 5:57 a.m. | Portland

The human-caused Eagle Creek Fire, which exploded in growth Monday evening and jumped the Columbia River Gorge early Tuesday, continues to grow.

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Washington Governor Declares State Of Emergency Due To Wildfires

AP | Sept. 3, 2017 9:09 a.m. | Cle Elum, Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency across all Washington counties Saturday evening due to growing wildfire concern.

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Firefighters Make Slow Progress Against Oregon's Big Wildfires

AP | Aug. 30, 2017 7:43 a.m. | Brookings, Oregon

Firefighters in southern Oregon on Tuesday gained a toehold on a fire burning near Brookings but new evacuations were ordered after a flare-up on a different complex of fires in a remote area near the California border.

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Firefighting Costs For Oregon Wildfires Surpasses $100 Million This Year

The Register-Guard | Aug. 27, 2017 8:26 a.m. | Lowell, Oregon

Most of Western Oregon’s big wildfires this season are largely on federal land, meaning Uncle Sam foots the ever-growing bill.

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Chetco Bar Fire Burning Near Brookings Approaches 'Megafire' Status

OPB | Aug. 23, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Portland

The blaze is delaying the start of the school year for students and teachers at the Brookings-Harbor School District.

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Where The Wildfires Are In The Pacific Northwest

OPB | Aug. 20, 2017 11:15 a.m.

As the 2017 Pacific Northwest's wildfire season rages on, here is the list of all of the fires that have happened so far

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Fire At Junction City Lumber Mill Could Burn For Days

The Register-Guard | Aug. 14, 2017 6:36 a.m. | Junction City, Oregon

Eleven agencies are battling the blaze of unknown origin at Junction City, Oregon's Wood Recovery Lumber Mill.

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Growing Wildfire Closes Jefferson Park, Pacific Crest Trail

Statesman Journal | July 31, 2017 7:29 a.m.

The Whitewater Fire burning east of Detroit, Oregon, has continued to grow, reaching 167 acres during the weekend in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

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Feds Examine Military Flares In Mysterious Oregon Wildfires

OPB/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.

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Contract Dispute Grounds Converted 747 As Wildfires Rage Across The West

AP | July 16, 2017 10:14 a.m. | Boise

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.

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NW Firefighters Urge Homeowners To Prep Their Place Up For Summer

Northwest News Network | July 6, 2016 6:45 a.m.

The Northwest saw several red flag warnings and fast-burning fires over the long holiday weekend. And in the last several years, regional firefighters say they are seeing bigger fires that threaten more homes.

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Oregon Declares Emergency In Response To Wasco County Wildfire

OPB | July 4, 2016 12:10 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Wassen Pond Fire in Wasco County.

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Chimps Alert Humans To Wildfire Burning In Central Washington

Northwest News Network | July 3, 2016 8:45 a.m.

Washington state fire officials say the larger of two wildfires near Cle Elum is now 65 percent contained. The 50-acre fire caused several homes to be evacuated and threatened Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.

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Cameras Help Fire Crews Keep A Watchful Eye On Western Wildfires

AP | June 29, 2016 8:14 a.m. | Eldorado National Forest, California

Scientists with the University of Nevada, Reno, who built the system, are trying to teach the cameras to recognize fire and smoke and send an alert.

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Evacuation Notices Lifted For Central Oregon Wildfire

AP | June 12, 2016 11:24 a.m. | Sisters, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Forestry says the fire has scorched nearly 2,100 acres, or about 3 square miles, and was about 72 percent contained as of Sunday morning. No structures have been lost.

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Feds Announce $10M For Wildfire Projects In 12 States

AP | May 24, 2016 12:42 p.m. | Marsing, Idaho

The money is part of the Wildland Fire Resilient Landscapes Program intended to restore public lands.