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Oregon Dept. of Forestry keeps fire limits in place

After the parched summer, the recent rainfall in Central Oregon was heartily welcomed by local residents. But it wasn't enough to end wildfire danger, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.

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First fall prescribed burns set to begin

Fuel specialists in Crescent are planning a series of burns near Cascade Lakes Highway that could happen as early as Wednesday, if weather conditions remain favorable.

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Deschutes County lifts fire-use restrictions

With cooler weather at hand, Deschutes County commissioners have rescinded their fire use restrictions on unprotected lands in the unincorporated county.

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C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

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Some High Desert fire danger levels lowered

It has been a wet and cool start to fall in Central Oregon, and that is good news for those monitoring fire conditions.  As of midnight Thursday, fire danger levels are dropping from extreme to low on federal public lands.

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Northwest leads nation in wildfires in 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Northwest led the nation in wildfires this year.

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Fall brings return of C.O. prescribed burning

As weather conditions bring more moisture, shorter days, and cooler temperatures, fuels specialists with the Forest Service and BLM will begin fall and winter prescribed burning around the High Desert.

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Hotshot struck, seriously hurt on Hells Canyon wildfire

A veteran "hotshot" firefighter was struck and seriously injured by a falling snag  Sunday evening while helping battle a 2-week-old wildfire on the Oregon side of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, officials said Monday evening.

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After Oregon wildfires comes higher flood threat

Areas in Oregon downstream of wildfires are at greater risk for flooding this year, and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development, and FEMA Region X are urging home and business owners in affected areas to purchase flood insurance.

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California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.

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