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Two prescribed burns planned for Ochocos

Fire managers on the Ochoco National Forest plan to take advantage of recent precipitation to ignite two prescribed burns next week.

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Campfire, smoking limits being lifted on C.O. public lands

With consistently cooler nights, reduced fire activity around the Northwest and fewer human-caused wildfires of late, fire restrictions are being eased on public lands around the High Desert.

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Central Oregon not 'out of the woods' for fire season

Recent Central Oregon brushfires have officials reminding residents that even though cooler conditions have hit the High Desert, fire season is not over.

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Bend, La Pine fires prompt warnings: Danger lingers

Two fires in Bend and La Pine about a day apart prompted officials to remind residents that even though fall is nearly here, Central Oregon's dry conditions continue and fires can spread quickly.

Oregon sues people it says started 2 wildfires

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The State of Oregon has filed lawsuits against people it says were responsible for starting two forest fires.

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String of escaped campfires prompt Bend Fire warning

An escaped campfire in southeast Bend Thursday morning was the latest in a string of such incidents, prompting Bend firefighters to remind resident it's still fire season and extreme caution needs to be taken with campfires.

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Wildfire near Columbia River burns 1 home, threatens 40 others

GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving wildfire near the Columbia River in the Sundale area burned one home and is threatening approximately 40 others.

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Ochoco NF plans thousands of acres of prescribed burns

Fuel conditions on the Ochoco National Forest are currently very dry, but as temperatures moderate and more precipitation arrives this fall, fire managers will look for opportunities to complete two large prescribed burns and several smaller ones to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health.

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Firefighters stop small La Pine brushfire

Firefighters from several agencies helped contain a small brushfire that threatened three structures in La Pine Thursday afternoon.

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Fire destroys Elk Lake cabin, burns outbuilding

Authorities were looking Tuesday for the cause of a late-night fire that destroyed a cabin near Elk Lake and heavily damaged an outbuilding, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.

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