Tag Archives: Oregon

Wildfires Start in Western Oregon

Winds cause rise in danger levels     COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Wildland firefighters worked to contain blazes across Western Oregon as windy conditions and low humidity gripped the state. KVAL reports strong east winds caused wildfire danger levels ...

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Oregon Has Mild Wildfire Season

Statewide drop in acres burned and costs     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After two wildfire-filled seasons, Oregonians got a break this summer. Oregon’s fire season was the mildest since 2004 and the least expensive since 2010, according to statistics ...

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Mobile Attack Training

Pump and Roll training from Oregon     Oregon Department of Forestry – Also known as Pump & Roll, or Rolling Attack, Mobile Attack is an Initial Attack direct tactic ideal for quick-moving fires in light vegetation. As demonstrated by ...

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Portland Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Grass Fire

Grass fire spread to several structures     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A wind-driven grass fire that roared to life during rush hour in a residential neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, damaged five buildings, destroyed 50 cars in a parking lot ...

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U.S. Northwest Unprepared as Wildfire Risk Grows

Last year, 40% of Washington’s wildfires were on its wetter western side     By TOM JAMES Associated Press ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely ...

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Firefighters Make Progress on Southwestern Oregon Wildfire

Fire near I-5 is 25% contained     GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Favorable weather conditions allowed firefighters to make substantial progress in containing a blaze in southwestern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Forestry says Wednesday that a fire adjacent ...

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Montana, Oregon Wildfires Prompt Evacuations

Several in Montana did not heed warning     By AMY BETH HANSON and SARAH ZIMMERMAN Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of Montana residents who fled their homes because of a four-day wildfire were allowed back Tuesday to ...

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