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Calmer wind slows spread of Canyon Creek Fire

Strong winds pushed the Canyon Creek Complex Fire near John Day to over 101,000 acres on Saturday as the wildfire consumed three more homes, for a total of 43 lost to the nearly 3-week-old blaze. But officials said Sunday's calmer winds made for a better day on the fire lines.

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Cove Palisades bans briquette BBQs in fire's wake

Oregon State Parks banned barbecues using charcoal briquettes Sunday throughout Cove Palisades State Park and took other steps to prevent a repeat of a 200-acre fire that destroyed two homes near Culver, forced evacuations and was traced to improperly disposed of briquettes.

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Thousands mourn fallen Wash. firefighters

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state.

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County Line 2 Fire tops 67,000 acres; 80 percent contained

More than 500 firefighters continued Sunday to fight the 67,083-acre County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, now at 80 percent containment.

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Canyon Creek crews keep fire from reaching Prairie City

Winds sent the more than 87,000-acre Canyon Creek Complex wildfire advancing north toward the town or Prairie City early Saturday, prompting evacuation of the southern half of the town, but crews protected the community and kept it from reaching it, officials said late Saturday.

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Terrifying flight: Cove campers flee racing wildfire

Marla Melius and her family were on a camping vacation at Lake Billy Chinook Saturday morning when daughter Brittany realized something wasn't right.

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Prairie City homes evacuated as strong winds push flames

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters battling strong winds in eastern Oregon have called for evacuation of the southern half of the town of Prairie City and surrounding areas.

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Grant County firefighters prepare for windy weather

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Structural fire crews have returned to protect homes on a wildfire in eastern Oregon as National Guard and other fire crews worked to reinforce lines against winds forecast to be gusting up to 40 mph.

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U.K. firefighters visit, learn from C.O. experts

A group of firefighters from Hampshire, United Kingdom have come all the way to Central Oregon to learn how to effectively fight wildfires.

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Firefighters holding their own against giant Wash. blaze

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Officials say firefighters are holding their own against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.

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