Day 41: Refuge takeover ends as last, reluctant holdout surrenders

The 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended Thursday as three of the four last holdouts south of Burns surrendered somewhat easily -- but it took over an hour on a live-streamed phone call and talk with an FBI negotiator for the last man to be coaxed and convinced to come out.

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KTVZ.COM Photo Album: Your Pole Creek Fire photos

POSTED: 9:06 PM PDT September 9, 2012    UPDATED: 10:28 PM PDT September 13, 2012 

A big wildfire visible for hundreds of miles, which began less than 10 miles from Sisters has brought a stunning flood of photos, many of which we share here. Feel free to send us 1-2 of yours at stories@ktvz.com or using the My Report feature of our smartphone apps.

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Peter Coughlin

View from atop Cline Butte Sunday morning shows early stages of Pole Creek Fire that grew rapidly the rest of the day

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