Tag Archives: Oregon

Oregon Controlled Burns: Can More Fires Create Less Smoke?

Roughly 165,000 acres a year have been treated with controlled burns   \ By KATE WILIAMS, The Oregonian/OregonLive About 30 members of the crew stood in the morning still of the forest as Katie Sauerbrey laid out the plans for ...

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Oregon Wildfire Costs Hit Record High

Oregon had 1,880 fires     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — New data shows the cost of fighting wildfires in Oregon reached an all-time high $514.6 million in 2018. According to data from Northwest Interagency Coordination Center, Oregon’s costs skyrocketed past ...

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Wildfire Smoke Impacts Oregon Shakespeare Festival

$2M lost in cancelled performances     By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that attracts tourists from around the world said Tuesday that it lost $2 million this summer because wildfire smoke ...

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West Coast Tourists Told Not to Worry About Wildfires

Officials try to quell fears and revenue loss     By LORIN ELENI GILL, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s ...

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New Oregon Wildfire Prompts Evacuations

Fire near Dufur threatens about 100 homes     DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — A new fast-moving fire south of The Dalles forced mandatory evacuations and prompted Gov. Kate Brown to invoke the Emergency Conflagration Act. The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Wildfire Continues to Burn in Southwest Oregon

Wildfire moves toward Rogue River     GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes as a fire caused by a lightning storm continues to burn near Grants Pass, Oregon. The 39-square mile (101-square ...

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Fuel Breaks Planned in Idaho and Oregon

Creating a safer firefighting environment     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More fuel breaks are being constructed as part of a plan by federal officials to stop wildfires in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management ...

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Wildfire Causes Emergency Order in Oregon

Wildfire has burned more then 45 square miles     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked an emergency order in response to a wildfire burning in two north-central counties and mandatory evacuations for dozens of households. ...

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