Tag Archives: Oregon

Oregon Has Mild Wildfire Season

Statewide drop in acres burned and costs     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After two wildfire-filled seasons, Oregonians got a break this summer. Oregon’s fire season was the mildest since 2004 and the least expensive since 2010, according to statistics ...

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Mobile Attack Training

Pump and Roll training from Oregon     Oregon Department of Forestry – Also known as Pump & Roll, or Rolling Attack, Mobile Attack is an Initial Attack direct tactic ideal for quick-moving fires in light vegetation. As demonstrated by ...

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Portland Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Grass Fire

Grass fire spread to several structures     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A wind-driven grass fire that roared to life during rush hour in a residential neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, damaged five buildings, destroyed 50 cars in a parking lot ...

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U.S. Northwest Unprepared as Wildfire Risk Grows

Last year, 40% of Washington’s wildfires were on its wetter western side     By TOM JAMES Associated Press ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely ...

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Firefighters Make Progress on Southwestern Oregon Wildfire

Fire near I-5 is 25% contained     GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Favorable weather conditions allowed firefighters to make substantial progress in containing a blaze in southwestern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Forestry says Wednesday that a fire adjacent ...

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Montana, Oregon Wildfires Prompt Evacuations

Several in Montana did not heed warning     By AMY BETH HANSON and SARAH ZIMMERMAN Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of Montana residents who fled their homes because of a four-day wildfire were allowed back Tuesday to ...

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Firefighter Injured Battling Mile Post 97 Wildfire

Firefighter was struck by debris     CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A firefighter battling a large blaze in southwestern Oregon was injured when he was struck by rolling debris. Authorities say the firefighter was transported early Monday to a medical ...

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Scientists Warn Oregon Lags in Disaster Preparedness

Lawmakers didn’t specify why funding for ShakeAlert and AlertWildfire was abandoned     By SARAH ZIMMERMAN Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state lawmakers abandoned a multimillion-dollar project to develop early warning systems for earthquakes and wildfires, and scientists ...

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Oregon State University Study Aims to Improve Wildfire Modeling

Team plans to examine how temperature and flammable gasses impact fuel conditions     BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University project backed by more than $2 million in federal money could help firefighters better predict how wildfires behave ...

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Lakeview, Oregon 2018 Wildfire Season

A look back at least year’s wildfire season     Travis Hill – Follow me on my journey to better the world one fire at a time

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