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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

Travis Schwerbel

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

Fires, forest insects, Garrett Meigs

Garrett Meigs/OSU

Fire surprise: Insect-killed forests no more likely to burn

As mountain pine beetles and other insects chew their way through Western forests, forest fires might not seem far behind. Lands covered by dead trees appear ready to burst into flame.

Marion Lake fire Alden Lorimor

Alden Lorimor

Wildfire near Marion Lake nearly fully contained

Crews continue to reinforce hand line and have started mop-up and rehabilitation efforts on the 120-acre Marion Fire, officials said Wednesday.

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Small wildfire burns 2 cars in southern Oregon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A small wildfire in southern Oregon destroyed two cars and a shed.

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