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Oregon's two-year firefighting tab: $200 million

The Oregon Department of Forestry has spent $200 million putting out wildfires  over the past two fire seasons  -- and with another potentially severe fire season coming up fast, officials are asking all to be very careful with fire and to prepare their property's defensible space..

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Prescribed burn planned today by Black Butte Ranch

Given favorable weather conditions, Deschutes National Forest fuel specialists on the Sisters Ranger District plan to conduct a prescribed burn Wednesday on land beside Black Butte Ranch.

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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..

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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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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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