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Bald Butte Fire

Willamette National Forest

Wildfire SE of Oakridge still putting up smoke

A late-season wildfire in the woods southeast of Oakridge that authorities say was sparked by a burning car continued to put up smoke Monday, having grown to about 35 acres.

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3 homes destroyed in wildfire northeast of Boise

IDAHO CITY, Idaho (AP) — A wildfire burning about 40 miles northeast of Boise has destroyed three homes and forced the evacuation of dozens of additional homes.

Bald Butte Fire

Willamette National Forest

Burning car sparks late-season wildfire SE of Oakridge

A burning car ignited trees and brush Saturday afternoon, starting a 24-acre wildfire  in the woods above Hills Creek Reservoir southeast of Oakridge, Willamette Natonal Forest officials said Sunday.

Badger Lake Fire near Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood National Forest

Wildfire near Mt. Hood points to lingering danger

A wildfire that burned about 80 acres near Badger Lake east of Mt. Hood this week serves as a "stark reminder that conditions are still dry enough for a small fire to grow in a matter of hours," Central Oregon fire chiefs said Friday.

Badger Lake Fire near Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood National Forest

New wildfire burns 60 acres east of Mt. Hood

A fire that broke out over the weekend in steep, rugged terrain east of Mt. Hood forced evacuation of a popular hunting area and had burned about 60 acres by Tuesday, forest officials said – a visible reminder that wildfire season is not yet over. But smoke in the High Desert skies late Tuesday was from a prescribed burn to our west.

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Two C.O. fires in recent days point to lingering danger

 As hunting season gets underway, fire managers want to remind everyone that fire danger is still a concern in Central Oregon, even though campfires are allowed in most places on federal public lands.

FEMA $3 million grant to cut fire risks near C.O. homes

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Tuesday that Oregon has received a $3 million federal grant to reduce fire risks to more than 2,200 homes in parts of Crook, Deschutes and Klamath counties that are adjacent to forests.

Prescribed burn west of Bend

Deschutes National Forest to begin prescribed burning

Starting as early as Thursday, fuels specialists on the Deschutes National Forest intend to ignite several prescribed burns across the forest, beginning east of Highway 97, a mile west of Horse Butte along the south side of Bend, and three miles west of Sisters, next to Black Butte Ranch.

Canyon Creek Complex Pine Creek

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Grant Co. landowners use fire in Canyon Creek fire cleanup

Weary and wary residents in the John Day Valley have been living with fire for more than a month; smoke, loss and fear have all affected the community, making "normal" seem unachievable.

Pile burning ODF

Oregon Dept. of Forestry

ODF explains, defends fall prescribed burning

Fire-weary Oregonians are like soldiers lately returned from the battlefield who duck at the sound of a car backfiring - a glimpse of smoke in the distance raises anxiety. But fall is when the counterpoint to wildfire emerges on the landscape: prescribed forest burning.

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