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Escaped debris burn N of Madras

Jefferson Co. FD No. 1

Fire crews stop escaped burn pile north of Madras

A large burn pile of uprooted trees escaped north of Madras Tuesday and burned about an acre of cheatgrass, sagebrush and juniper before fire crews stopped it, officials said Wednesday as they warned of very dry fuels for so early in the season..

C.O. Fire Management Service

Prescribed burn planned near Camp Sherman

As a part of a Central Oregon Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) program, fire specialists from The Nature Conservancy, Forest Service, BLM, state of Oregon and a private contractor (Grayback Forestry) will be doing a prescribed burn west of Sisters Tuesday.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Tips to keep your campfire from sparking wildfire

Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires -- and the Oregon Department of Forestry spent $3.3 million last year alone putting out escaped and unattended campfires.

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Bend fire crews douse brushfire along Deschutes

People walking along the Deschutes River Trail spotted a brushfire in the rocks below the River Canyon neighborhood Saturday afternoon, bringing crews rushing to the scene and dousing the blaze.

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Crews contain southwest Oregon wildfire

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire that scorched about 150 acres in southwest Oregon has been declared 100 percent contained.

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Firefighters mopping up SW Oregon wildfire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters have strengthened containment lines around a wildfire burning in southwest Oregon near Glendale.

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Wildfire disaster funding bill garners support

More than 250 groups from across the country jave joined Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, to express support for passing the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act to ensure vital resources in the fight against catastrophic wildfires in the West ahead of this year’s fire season.

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Firefighters contain 100-acre blaze near Glendale

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 60 firefighters worked through the night to contain a 100-acre wildfire north of Glendale, Oregon.

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Forest Service chief: HIgh wildfire threat across West

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell presented the agency's forecast on the upcoming fire season in testimony Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Forest Service researchers expect 2015 to continue the trend of above-average fire activity.

C.O. Fire Management Service

Prescribed burns planned Tuesday near Sunriver

Fuels specialists are planning a highly visible burn of three units near Sunriver Tuesday, officials said. Ignitions are expected to be finished by the end of the day.

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