Tag Archives: Oregon

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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Geologists Warn of Landslides in Wildfire-Scarred Oregon Gorge

Columbia River Gorge has seen big slides in the past     By ANNA KING, Northwest News Network Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that ...

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Western Wildfires Spark Calls to Thin Tree-Choked Forests

Destruction from fires expose frictions about logging     By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary ...

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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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Portland Approves Fire Retardant Drops in Bull Run Watershed

Approval allows use of chemicals to protect forest   PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Water Bureau approved fire retardant drops in the Bull Run watershed, a decision that allows firefighters to dump toxic chemicals in the city’s pristine source ...

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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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