Firefighters stop 4 brushfires by Hwy. 97 S of Bend

Four small brushfires broke out within minutes of each other on the east side of Highway 97 south of Bend late Tuesday afternoon, sending police and fire crews scrambling to get them out; investigators say a catalytic converter fell out of a vehicle's exhaust, apparently sparking the blazes.

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On this day: April 23

POSTED: 10:13 AM PDT April 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT April 22, 2014 

Shakespeare dies, the first public school in the U.S. opens, Wrigley Field opens, The Rolling Stones release "Sticky Fingers," Coca-Cola releases New Coke, and the first YouTube video is uploaded, all on this day.

OTD April 23 - Boris Yeltsin
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2007: Boris Yeltsin, the first president of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999, dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 76 in Moscow, Russia.

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