Tag Archives: Oregon

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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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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Wildfires Force Evacuations in Washington and Oregon

Over 700 homes evacuated in Spokane     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A small but fast-moving wildfire in Spokane prompted evacuation notices for more than 700 homes, authorities said Tuesday. The so-called Upriver Beacon Fire, which was less than 1 ...

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President Pardons Ranchers in 2012 Refuge Occupation and Arson

Pair were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public lands     By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife ...

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