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Prescribed burns planned Tuesday near Sunriver

Fuels specialists are planning a highly visible burn of three units near Sunriver Tuesday, officials said. Ignitions are expected to be finished by the end of the day.

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Oregon facing driest wildfire conditions in 25 years

Oregon's record-low snowpack and dry spring have fire officials concerned about drought and the potential for the driest summer wildfire conditions in 25 years, officials said Monday as Wildfire Awareness Month got underway.

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Dry conditions expected to fuel early wildfire season

Wildfire fuels like brush, needles and trees are already drier than normal -- more typical of what would be seen in early June -- officials with Central Oregon Fire Management Services said Wednesday.

C.O. Fire Management Service

Prescribed burn planned by Black Butte Ranch

Given favorable weather conditions, Deschutes National Forest fuel specialists on the Sisters Ranger District plan to conduct a prescribed burn by Black Butte Ranch as early as Thursday and continuing through Friday.

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'Scary' brushfire burns near homes S. of Sunriver

Another sign that wildfire season is closing in on Central Oregon came Tuesday afternoon, as crews were called out to encircle and douse a brushfire that burned about an acre near homes south of Sunriver.

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Up to 800 acres due for burning west of La Pine

If weather conditions remain favorable, up to 800 acres could be burned beginning as early as Tuesday on the east slope of Lookout Mountain in the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest west of La Pine, the Deschutes National Forest reported.

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S. Calif. wildfire harbinger of Oregon's fire season

A wildfire 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles heeds a warning to Oregonians as the summer fire season approaches, officials warned Thursday.

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More burns planned on Deschutes National Forest

Beginning Thursday and continuing Friday, Deschutes National Forest fuels specialists plan to ignite several prescribed burns, starting in the southern portion near the Two Rivers North subdivision, then moving north to the Sunriver area and Camp Sherman/Metolius Meadows on Friday.

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Prescribed burns planned on Deschutes Natl. Forest

Beginning Friday and continuing for the next several days, fuels specialists intend to begin burning about 430 acres near Highway 31 southeast of La Pine in the vicinity of Hole-in-the-Ground; other burns are planned near the Two Rivers North subdivision and Fox Butte

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Oregon decides to buy costlier wildfire insurance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon has decided to continue buying insurance against the cost of fighting wildfires, even though it comes at a much higher premium and deductible.

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