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Crews boost containment on N. Calif. wildfire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials are optimistic they may soon have the upper hand on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California that has led to evacuation orders for about 1,200 people.

Wash. neighborhood leveled by wildfire

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Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

SEATTLE (AP) — The cost of fighting this season's wildfires in Washington, including the largest one in the state's history, has crossed the $50 million mark.

Forest service chief visits High Desert

Forest Service chief visits High Desert

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell came to the High Desert on Saturday to meet with firefighting crews and others  due to the lightning-caused fires that broke out over the past several days.

Bridge 99 incident meteorologist gathering data

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Oregon fires burning, but nearing containment

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's largest wildfire is nearing complete containment, although continuing high temperatures remain a concern.

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Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California are battling a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite grew significantly overnight.

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Crews make progress on Wash.'s largest wildfire

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say firefighting crews are making progress against Washington's largest wildfire, saying the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained.

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C.O. wildfires: Mopping up - waiting for more

Nearly two weeks after lightning sparked dozens of major wildfires across Central Oregon and the state, several of the largest on the High Desert are contained or nearly so and are being transitioned back to local management for mop-up and rehabilitation, officials said Saturday.

Buzzard Complex Fire

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Nation's largest wildfire nears containment

 The nation's largest wildfire — the Buzzard Complex in eastern Oregon — is nearing containment.

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Bridge 99 Fire evacuation levels lowered

The evacuation levels have been reduced for the Bridge 99 Complex, officials said Friday.  All evacuation Level II areas have been reduced to a Level I.  All evacuation Level I areas have been eliminated.  The Pacific Crest Trail is now open.

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Ochoco National Forest reduces closure area

Effective 8 a.m. Friday, the Ochoco National Forest will reduce the size of the area closure enacted five days ago.

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