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Containment of Grant County wildfire nears 60 percent

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The team fighting a large wildfire in Eastern Oregon has scheduled a final community meeting in Prairie City, a place that has been threatened by the blaze for weeks.

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Labor Day reminder: Wildfire danger still high

While this week's weather has moderated to cooler than normal temperatures and the feeling of fall is in the air, fire danger is still very real throughout Central Oregon, officials advise as the Labor Day weekend approaches.

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Largest Washington wildfire is 45 percent contained

OMAK, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters are starting to get a handle on two giant wildfires burning in northcentral Washington.

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Evacuated residents allowed to return as wildfire calms

JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters battling a destructive wildfire near John Day are allowing people who have been evacuated for weeks to return to their homes.

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Campground, trail reopen in July Ochoco fire area

The closure area surrounding July’s Corner Creek Fire on Paulina Ranger District of the Ochoco National Forest has been reduced again, allowing access to Mud Springs Campground and South Prong Trailhead.

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State parks campfire ban extended through Labor Day

The statewide state park ban on campfires and open flames will continue for another week, through the Labor Day holiday weekend, officials said Tuesday.

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Crews make good progress on large wildfire near John Day

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Evacuation warnings remain for those threatened by a wildfire south of John Day, but mild weather helped crews fighting the blaze that has burned 165 square miles and destroyed 43 homes.

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Pacific Crest Trail reopens through Crater Lake park

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. (AP) — The entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail within Oregon's Crater Lake National Park is now open.

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Lane County, Willamette National Forest lift campfire ban

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lane County and the Willamette National Forest are lifting their bans on campfires in the wake of cooler and wetter weather.

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Cove Palisades Park manager speaks on destructive fire

The manager of Cove Palisades State Park provided more details and defended his staff Monday in the wake of a 280-acre fire traced to an accidental disposal of unburned charcoal that destroyed two homes and several outbuildings and prompted evacuations on Saturday.

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