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Brushfire burns 20 acres in Grant County

The War Canyon Fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday burning in grass and brush on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands two miles east of Long Creek.

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Wyden, Crapo press fight for wildfire funding fix

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho issued the following joint statement during a hearing Thursday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on a draft wildfire funding bill:

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Wildfire burns nearly 100 acres west of The Dalles

A wildfire that ignited Monday afternoon burned nearly 100 acres five miles west of The Dalles in the Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District, the agency said Tuesday.

Firefighters use prescribed burn to train

Students test their skills during live-fire exercise

The forest became the classroom for dozens of students Thursday. A prescribed burn west of Sisters served as a live-fire exercise for new recruits.

Akawana Fire mop-up

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Temporary area closure lifted for Akawana Fire

The Deschutes and Ochoco national forests and Crooked River National Grassland have lifted the temporary area closure on federal lands surrounding the Akawana Fire, sparked by lightning last week near Lake Billy Chinook.

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New firefighters to train on prescribed fire near Sisters

Taking advantage of cooler weather and localized precipitation, the Deschutes National Forest fuel specialists and firefighters will conduct a prescribed burn on Thursday as a live fire training exercise for new firefighters.

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Small brushfire knocked down in Terrebonne

A small brushfire was tackled late Monday afternoon along Lower Bridge Way in Terrebonne, prompting authorities to urge travelers to avoid the area for a time.

Akawana Fire mop-up

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Akawana Fire 80 percent contained; crews begin to leave

Another major sign of progress in stopping the nearly 2,100-acre Akawana Fire burning southwest of Lake Billy Chinook came Sunday as authorities lifted all evacuation notices for nearby homes, as the fire reached 80 percent containment. A smaller management team takes over Tuesday.

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Federal agencies fight unauthorized drones over wildfires

As the wildfire season heads up, federal agencies alerted industry and the public Friday that the use of private drones (Unmanned Aircraft Systems or UAS) over or near active wildfire operations puts firefighters at risk and hampers their ability to protect lives, property and natural resources.

DEQ issues air quality advisory for Central Oregon

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday urged residents in Crook, Deschutes, Klamath and Jefferson counties to take precautions from smoke caused by fires burning in Central Oregon and California.

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