Cove Palisades bans briquette BBQs in fire's wake

Oregon State Parks banned barbecues using charcoal briquettes Sunday throughout Cove Palisades State Park and took other steps to prevent a repeat of a 200-acre fire that destroyed two homes near Culver, forced evacuations and was traced to improperly disposed of briquettes.

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Cove Palisades bans briquette BBQs in fire's wake

Oregon State Parks banned barbecues using charcoal briquettes Sunday throughout Cove Palisades State Park and took other steps to prevent a repeat of a 200-acre fire that destroyed two homes near Culver, forced evacuations and was traced to improperly disposed of briquettes.

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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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Photos of fast, frightening Cove Fire

A wildfire burst up the canyon at Cove Palisades State Park on Saturday, Aug. 29 and raced toward Culver, stopped by an army of firefighters, but not before destroying 2 homes and threatening many others. Here are photos share by you and us of the blaze.

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3 more homes lost to 101,000-acre Canyon Creek Fire

Strong winds pushed the Canyon Creek Complex Fire near John Day to over 101,000 acres on Saturday as the wildfire consumed three more homes, for a total of 43 lost to the nearly 3-week-old blaze, officials said.

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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.

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Gas outdoor grill left on sparks NW Bend house fire

A woman awoke to the smell of smoke, and she and her two sons escaped their burning home in northwest Bend early Sunday, a blaze that investigators said was caused by a gas barbecue on the back porch that had been accidentally left on.

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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.

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Oregon's Merkley 31st senator to back Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has become the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

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Pacific storm Hurricane Ignacio downgraded to Category 3

KITV is reporting that Pacific storm Hurricane Ignacio has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane.

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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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Police: Eugene shooting victim lured to his death

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Eugene say a man lured his ex-wife's boyfriend to a home where he shot him to death and then killed himself.

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