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Roosevelt, Washington, evacuated because of wildfire

ROOSEVELT, Wash. (AP) — Klickitat County authorities have evacuated the entire town of Roosevelt, Washington, because of a fast moving grass fire.

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1,600 firefighters on Stouts Fire; cost hits $4.4 million

Good progress was reported Tuesday by the day shift battling the the 17,166-acre Stouts Creek Fire, burning in rugged, densely forested country 16 miles east of Canyonville in Douglas County.

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Multiple fires flare up in Clark County, all put out by 5 pm

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Multiple small brush fires flared up in Clark County Tuesday afternoon, but fire officials say they were all out by 5 p.m.

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Firefighters make gains against SW Oregon wildfire

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Fire bosses say another four or five days of moderate weather will make a big difference in containing a wildfire in southwestern Oregon's Cascade foothills.

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Cooler temperatures aid firefighters in SW Oregon

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Cool and cloudy weather is helping firefighters make progress on two wildfires in the foothills of the Cascades of southwestern Oregon. Smoke continues to choke communities to the south in the Rogue Valley.

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Containment of raging N. California wildfire jumps

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California.

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Weather break helps crews on two SW Oregon wildfires

Cloud cover with cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity moderated fire behavior on the Stouts Fire east of Canyonville on Sunday, allowing firefighters to make good progress on the fire lines of the over 15,000-acre blaze.

Campfire ban imposed on Willamette National Forest

A campfire ban went into effect Saturday across the Willamette National Forest, as officials cited extremely dry conditions in conjunction with current and expected weather forecasts that elevated the potential risk of wildfire throughout the area.

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String of 3 small Bend brushfires deemed 'suspicious'

Three small but suspicious brushfires broke out on vacant land along roads in various areas of Bend within three hours of each other Saturday night, fire investigators said Sunday as they asked the public for help with any information.

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Heat tests crews on 2 big SW Oregon wildfires

Crews were battling more hot, tough conditions Saturday as they fought to contain two large southwest Oregon wildfires that erupted in recent days.

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