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Forty C.O. firefighters leave to fight giant blaze in Canada

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Forty firefighters from Central Oregon have been sent to help battle a wildfire in Canada that has destroyed parts of Fort McMurray in Alberta.

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Wildfire scorches nearly 5 square miles near Umatilla

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — The Hermiston Fire Department says a wildfire has scorched nearly 5 square miles and burned several buildings at the former Umatilla Chemical Depot.

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Wildfire-fighters warn 2016 could be bad in California

The nation's primary wildfire-fighters say California could face a dangerous and difficult fire season this year, despite a relatively wet winter.

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Rain, cooldown help firefighters in Western Washington

GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) — Rain and cooler weather is helping firefighters in Western Washington fight two wildfires in rough terrain. But fire officials say it will take a lot more than a gentle rain to put out the two fires burning in Snohomish County.

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Crews battling 2 wildfires in Western Washington

GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials says a wildfire burning on federal land in east Snohomish County grew to 325 acres overnight and residents of about a dozen homes have been told to be prepared to leave if needed.

Deschutes County fire evacuation map - Monday June 9th

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Wildfire season coming; Know evacuation levels, be prepared

As we enter fire season, the sheriffs and emergency managers of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and their partner agencies said Wednesday they want to insure you understand the three-level evacuation system and where to get current information regarding fire activity.

Warm Springs largest prescribed burn

Warm Springs begins largest-ever 4,500-acre prescribed burn

It's the largest prescribed burn in the Warm Springs Indian Reservation's history: Some 4,500 acres are scheduled to burn between Tuesday and Friday, thanks to a helicopter and some specially explosive pingpong balls -- and the high tech extends to use of drones as well.

Expert urges prescribed burns

Canada does little prescribed burning, forest thinning

The devastation from the fire that tore through Fort McMurray, Alberta in recent days brings to mind the blazes Central Oregon has seen and battled over the years. But unlike the U.S., Canada has sharply limited prescribed burns and has done little other fire prevention work, a professor said Monday.

Perscribed burns turn air smoky in C O

More prescribed burns as Bend skies turn smoky

The start of controlled burns here in Central Oregon means wildfire season is right around the corner. But it's already time for smoke in the eyes, nose and throats of many Central Oregonians.

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Investigator: Small wildfire south of Bend human-caused

U.S. Forest Service crews were back on the lines Tuesday mopping up a 10-acre wildfire south of Bend, a couple of miles off China Hat Road.

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