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Over 4,500 Evacuated from Oregon Wildfires

Two dozen fires are burning across the state   By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires in Oregon are burning an area roughly equivalent to half the state of Rhode Island, affecting air quality throughout the state ...

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Oregon Wildfire Causes Evacuations in Prime Eclipse Zone

Wildfire near Sisters has burned nearly 11 square-miles     GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly ...

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Wildfires Cause Evacuations in California, Oregon

Hundreds affected as fires grow near small towns     SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that’s a prime location for viewing the ...

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Military Aircraft Sent to Fight Western Wildfires

Aircraft will be based in Washington and Oregon   BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two military aircraft will help detect and map wildfires in the U.S. West. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, on Wednesday says the Air National ...

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Oregon Smokejumper Fighting for His Life

Smokejumper suffered a head injury in a fall during an Alabama wildfire   REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A Redmond smokejumper is fighting for his life after being critically injured in a fall while fighting a wildfire in Alabama. Ray Rubio, ...

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