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Crane Prairie Reservoir fire

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Crews fight, contain 1-acre-plus Crane Prairie wildfire

A familiar scene to most Central Oregonians – a gray smoke plume on a blue-sky summer day – emerged on the western shore of Crane Prairie Resort Sunday as a wildfire grew to over an acre, prompting ferrying of firefighters by boat and a water-dropping helicopter’s efforts to snuff the flames.

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Fire burns 31 acres of grass, brush near Dufur

A fire burned more than 30 acres of grass and brush west of Dufur in north-central Oregon Saturday afternoon before crews aided by a small air tanker and helicopter got it contained, officials said.

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Small brushfire stopped quickly south of Bend

The cause of a quarter-acre wildfire south of Bend late Friday afternoon has not been determined by investigators, but the blaze prompted officials to note it’s another reminder that high-risk fire season is at hand.

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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.

Year in Review Wildfires

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


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.

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