200-acre Culver-area brushfire destroys 2 vacation homes

A wind-fueled brushfire exploded near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres into the Culver area, burning two vacation homes and several outbuldings  About 60 residents were evacuated for hours as crews battled on the ground and from the air to stop the flames.

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200-acre Culver-area brushfire destroys 2 vacation homes

A wind-fueled brushfire exploded near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres into the Culver area, burning two vacation homes and several outbuldings  About 60 residents were evacuated for hours as crews battled on the ground and from the air to stop the flames.

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Prairie City homes evacuated as strong winds push flames

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters battling strong winds in eastern Oregon have called for evacuation of the southern half of the town of Prairie City and surrounding areas.

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Portland parents express concern about activity in park near school

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'Les Miserables' actor dies in fall

Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables," died Friday night in New York.

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