Tag Archives: Oregon

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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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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Teen Must Pay $37M for Starting Oregon Wildfire

Teenager ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade     HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for ...

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Oregon 2017 Wildfire Costs Reach $454M

Multiple large wildfires — and more than 2,000 total   By ZACH URNESS, Statesman Journal SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The cost of fighting wildfires in Oregon skyrocketed to $454 million in 2017, the most so far this century, according to ...

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