Tag Archives: Oregon

Oregon Wants 747 Supertanker

State, federal contract issues raised as states seek tanker   (KOIN 6/YouTube) KOIN 6 – Not only are there state and federal contracts involved, but the tanker is already being used to fight wildfires in California.

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Fire Devastates Oregon’s Columbia Gorge

Fast wildfire hits more than homes     By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire chewing through Oregon’s forestland is threatening more than homes and people. It’s also devouring the heart of the state’s nature-loving ...

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Wildfire Season in West Worse Than Expected

Predictions thought 2017 would be mild     By STEVE DUBOIS, Associated Press A wet winter and spring in the Western U.S. brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. It was anything but. It ended up one ...

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Oregon Wildfire Has Volcano Comparisons

Ash and soot rain down like Mount St. Helens eruption     By GILLIAN FLACCUS and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — People in Oregon covered their faces with scarves to keep choking ash from wildfires from ...

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Ash Covers Oregon Cities

Growing wildfire shuts down a highway     By GILLIAN FLACCUS and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A growing Oregon wildfire covered parts of Portland’s metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a ...

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Wildfire Jumps from Oregon to Washington Closing Highway

Evacuation orders remain in place around Cascade Locks     By GILLIAN FLACCUS and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A lengthy stretch of highway east of Portland, Oregon, remained closed Tuesday morning as crews battled a ...

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Over 100 Hikers Rescued in Oregon Wildfire

Crews helped those caught between two fires     HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Crews helped rescue more than 100 hikers stranded in the mountains overnight after a wildfire closed their trail and they were trapped between two blazes. The ...

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Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee in the West

Fires have caused many evacuations     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the U.S. West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat. The ...

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Crews Face Triple-Digit Heat at Western Wildfires

Temperatures are expected to hit 100 over the weekend     By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Triple-digit heat across much of the U.S. West hampered crews battling scores of wildfires Thursday, including one threatening dozens of ...

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