Bend transient accused of setting office building fire

A 47-year-old transient faces arson, burglary and other charges, accused of breaking into a southwest Bend office building early Thursday and setting a fire that caused extensive damage, police and fire officials said.

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Cable Crossing Fire DFPA

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Wildfire east of Glide jumps lines, now 600 acres

The Cable Crossing Fire, five miles east of Glide near Highway 138E, jumped containment lines late Wednesday afternoon and more than doubled in size, officials said.

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As heat, storms return, Oregon wildfire threat on the rise

As the heat returns to the region this week, Oregon fire managers are once again spreading the word of caution in efforts to prevent human-caused fires.

Wildfire closes Oregon Hwy 138E east of Glide


Wildfire east of Glide closes North Umpqua Highway

GLIDE, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning about six miles east of Glide has closed Highway 138.

Corner Creek Fire from Wolf Mountain Lookout


Wildfire watching: Rangers in towers are out, cameras are in

RENO, Nev. (AP) — For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.

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Crews tackle new wildfire north of Maupin

Crews worked Saturday to finish containing a human-caused wildfire that broke out Friday evening and burned more than 900 acres southeast of Dufur and north of Maupin.

3 men arrested for starting wildfire in SW Wash.

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Cowlitz County have arrested three men for starting a wildfire by shooting propane bottles in the woods.

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C.O. human-caused fires rise; Forest Service boosts patrols

Central Oregon fire officials said Friday they have seen an increase in human caused fires since implementing public use restrictions two weeks ago. As a result, Forest Service law enforcement officers are boosting patrols.

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Wash. wildfire closing part of Pacific Crest Trail

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington state will be closed starting Saturday because of a small wildfire in the Agnes Creek area.

Antelope Meadows Fire

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Small N. Klamath wildfire lined; pre-evacuation alert lifted

A small wildfire broke out Friday afternoon on the edge of the Antelope Meadows subdivision northeast of Gilchrist in northern Klamath County, burning just over an acre and prompting a precautionary pre-evacuation notice for more than 100 homes in the area.

Drones and wildfires don t mix

C. Oregon firefighters worry about risk drones pose

Drones are a security risk for firefighters across the country, including in Central Oregon, fire and law enforcement officials said Friday

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