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Authorities confirmed Thursday that the body of missing Bend woman Kaylee Sawyer was found earlier this week off Highway 126 in Redmond's Dry Canyon and said an autopsy had determined she died of "blunt force trauma."

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Wildfire hits Warm Springs Reservation

Warm Springs fire now 9,200 acres, 80 percent contained

Hot, windy weather Monday fueled a wildfire burning on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, nearly doubling in size to 9,000 acres, but crews also made strong progress and brought it to 80 percent containment, officials said.

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Feds, partners to 'geo-fence' drones out of wildfire areas

To address the growing problem of unmanned aircraft systems impeding wildland firefighting efforts, the U.S. Department of the Interior and industry partners said Monday they have activated a prototype warning system that provides real-time alerts and geofencing alarms to prevent drone pilots from interfering with firefighting operations.

Culver hay barn fire

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Three Culver-area fires keep crews on the run

Three fires in the Culver area kept Jefferson County Fire District No.1 crews busy on Sunday, two that threatened homes and other structures and a third that destroyed a barn full of hay, causing $710,000 in losses, officials said.

Scott Canyon Fire

C.O. Interagency Dispatch Center

Full containment nears on 33,500-acre Gilliam County wildfire

Firefighters expect full containment Monday of a blaze that has burned about 33,500 acres of grass and brush nine miles northwest of Condon in Gilliam County.

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Wildfire sweeps through Gilliam County farmland

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched farmland and threatened homes in Eastern Oregon.

As hot weather returns, threat of human-caused fires rises

Summer is finally heating up. And while this is great news for outdoor enthusiasts, fire officials want to remind everyone that the summer heat could lead to careless wildfires.

Small fire NW of Sunriver

Sunriver Police Dept.

Small wildfire fought northwest of Sunriver

Crews worked on the ground and from the air to douse a small fire burning northwest of Sunriver Saturday evening, police said.

Bend riverside brushfire

Bend Fire Dept.

Abandoned campfire sparks Bend brushfire

Bend fire crews doused a small brushfire along the Deschutes River on Wednesday that investigators said was caused by an abandoned campfire on Bend Park and Rec District property – where the agency is working to reduce that threat. A later grass fire burned about three acres north of Madras.

C.O. fire managers warn: Woods still dry despite rain

Central Oregon is in a pattern of cooler-than-normal weather and has seen rain over the last 24 hours, but wildfire danger remains high, fire managers said Friday

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Deschutes County enacts rules to curb wildfire threat

Deschutes County commissioners voted Wednesday to impose public use restrictions on unprotected and county-owned land, effective immediately, to curb the threat posed by human-caused wildfires.

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