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BBQ briquettes spark Culver-area wildfire; 2 homes destroyed

A wind-fueled brushfire investigators blamed on improperly disposed-of barbecue briquettes broke out near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres toward Culver, destroying two vacant homes and several outbuldings before being stopped.

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Terrifying flight: Cove campers flee racing wildfire

Marla Melius and her family were on a camping vacation at Lake Billy Chinook Saturday morning when daughter Brittany realized something wasn't right.

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Canyon Creek crews keep fire from reaching Prairie City

Winds sent the more than 87,000-acre Canyon Creek Complex wildfire advancing north toward the town or Prairie City early Saturday, prompting evacuation of the southern half of the town, but crews protected the community and kept it from reaching it, officials said late Saturday.

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Favorable winds aid County Line 2 Fire crews

Winds actually helped more than hampered firefighting efforts Saturday on the 66,496-acre County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, but an expected full containment has been pushed back several more days.

Lake Stevens, Wash. toppled tree

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Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Strong winds are being blamed for two deaths in the Seattle area and nearly a half-million power outages in the Seattle area.

1,800-plus died in costliest U.S. natural disaster

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Hurricane Katrina anniversary: Gulf Coast remembers

The morning began with remembrance and prayer. From New Orleans to Mobile, Alabama, there were somber ceremonies marking the day 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast.

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Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

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Portland parents express concern about activity in park near school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Parents, kids and neighbors are expressing concern about criminal activity in North Park Blocks as the school year begins for students nearby.

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Eugene denies permit for fireworks at Oregon season opener

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There won't be any fireworks at the University of Oregon's season-opening football game next weekend.

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Pakistan's deadly fake drugs trade remains massive

Despite creation of a drug regulatory agency, the problem of counterfeit drugs remains a massive and deadly problem in Pakistan.

Dangerous storm hits Northwest

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2 dead as storm downs trees in Washington state

A powerful storm unleashed strong winds that toppled trees and power lines in the Northwest, leaving two people dead in Washington state, authorities said.

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