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ODF: Coordination was key in battling 2015 wildfires

In 2015, a witches' brew of drought, hot weather and dry lightning spawned more than 2,000 wildfires across Oregon that consumed some 631,000 acres of forest and rangeland, state officials said Friday.

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Helicopters dump mulch on area burned by Canyon Creek Fire

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Helicopters are dumping thousands of pounds of wood mulch on Oregon's Malheur National Forest, three months after a wildfire tore through the area.

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Prescribed burn planned Thursday near Pringle Falls

On Thursday, fuels specialists plan to ignite a 127-acre prescribed burn in the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest, about 25 miles southwest of Bend.

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As NW wildfire season ends, investigators' work goes on

This summer, as thousands of firefighters dug lines to contain blazes across the Pacific Northwest, wildfire investigators did their own digging behind the scenes - searching for clues to how the fires started.  And their work is far from over.

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Crescent Ranger District begins prescribed burning

Fuels specialists on the Crescent Ranger District will begin their fall prescribed burning program this week. Starting as early as Tuesday and continuing through the weekend, the district plans to burn several units north of Davis Lake and south of Wickiup Reservoir.

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More C.O. prescribed burns planned next week

Starting as early as Monday, fuels specialists on the Deschutes National Forest intend to ignite five prescribed burn units east of Round Mountain and three units southeast of Lookout Mountain for a total of 289 acres.

Busy fire season ending danger lingers

Busy NW fire season ending, but danger lingers

It is a fire season for the record books across the Pacific Northwest. In Oregon, there were 2,273 fires that burned 631,547 acres.  But the High Desert was mostly spared from large, destructive fires.

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Fire restrictions easing on C.O. private, public lands

Cooler temperatures and expected rainfall have prompted fire officials on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland, as well as the Prineville Bureau of Land Management District, to drop the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to I.

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Pile burning planned near Crane Prairie Reservoir

Starting Friday, Deschutes National Forests fuels specialists will be burning piles of chipped material 3 miles north of Crane Prairie Reservoir.

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Prescribed burn planned Thursday near Camp Sherman

If conditions are favorable, fuels specialists with the Sisters Ranger District on the Deschutes National Forest will use prescribed fire techniques starting Thursday to burn 170 acres in the Metolius Basin.

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