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Wildfire sweeps through Gilliam County farmland

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched farmland and threatened homes in Eastern Oregon.

As hot weather returns, threat of human-caused fires rises

Summer is finally heating up. And while this is great news for outdoor enthusiasts, fire officials want to remind everyone that the summer heat could lead to careless wildfires.

Small fire NW of Sunriver

Sunriver Police Dept.

Small wildfire fought northwest of Sunriver

Crews worked on the ground and from the air to douse a small fire burning northwest of Sunriver Saturday evening, police said.

Bend riverside brushfire

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Abandoned campfire sparks Bend brushfire

Bend fire crews doused a small brushfire along the Deschutes River on Wednesday that investigators said was caused by an abandoned campfire on Bend Park and Rec District property – where the agency is working to reduce that threat. A later grass fire burned about three acres north of Madras.

C.O. fire managers warn: Woods still dry despite rain

Central Oregon is in a pattern of cooler-than-normal weather and has seen rain over the last 24 hours, but wildfire danger remains high, fire managers said Friday

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Deschutes County enacts rules to curb wildfire threat

Deschutes County commissioners voted Wednesday to impose public use restrictions on unprotected and county-owned land, effective immediately, to curb the threat posed by human-caused wildfires.

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Brushfire near The Dalles burns 300 acres, 50 pct. contained

Gov. Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act on Monday in response to a  brushfire west of The Dalles that grew to 300 acres and threatened several structures.

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Wildfire east of The Dalles burns 3,000 acres; evacuations lifted

A fire that broke out early Thursday evening grew to more than 3,000 acres and threatened homes about six miles east of The Dalles, prompting evacuations for a few hours and a partial closure of Interstate 84 for a time, authorities said.

As woods dry out, rules tighten on C.O. state-protected lands

With recent heat drying out fuels and boosting the danger of fast-spreading wildfires, lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District will be placed under a Regulated Use Closure beginning Friday at 12:01a.m.

La Pine brushfire Dorrance Meadow Road

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Fast-moving La Pine brushfire stopped small

A fast-moving brushfire put out by La Pine firefighters on Wednesday was a holdover from pile burning early last month,, officials said.

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