Tag Archives: Oregon

Storms Clear Wildfire Smoke in US West

Cooler, wetter weather moves into several states     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed ...

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Late-Season Wildfires Choke US Cities

2017 shapes up to be one of the worst seasons     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Heavy winter snow and a very wet spring in the Western U.S. generated predictions the 2017 wildfire season would ...

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Oregon Wants 747 Supertanker

State, federal contract issues raised as states seek tanker   (KOIN 6/YouTube) KOIN 6 – Not only are there state and federal contracts involved, but the tanker is already being used to fight wildfires in California.

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Fire Devastates Oregon’s Columbia Gorge

Fast wildfire hits more than homes     By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire chewing through Oregon’s forestland is threatening more than homes and people. It’s also devouring the heart of the state’s nature-loving ...

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Wildfire Season in West Worse Than Expected

Predictions thought 2017 would be mild     By STEVE DUBOIS, Associated Press A wet winter and spring in the Western U.S. brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. It was anything but. It ended up one ...

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Oregon Wildfire Has Volcano Comparisons

Ash and soot rain down like Mount St. Helens eruption     By GILLIAN FLACCUS and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — People in Oregon covered their faces with scarves to keep choking ash from wildfires from ...

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