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Two Structure Fires Burn in Southern Oregon

Two early morning fires destroyed homes in southern Oregon this morning. Both remain under investigation. At 12:15 a.m., O-D-F firefighters, the Butte Falls Fire Department, and Jackson County Fire District 4, responded to a 9-1-1 call to a home at 1991 Crowfoot Road. Crews found the home full engulfed in flames, with the fire spreading to nearby grass lands.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Declares State of Emergency For Wildfires

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th July NewsfiresGov. John Kitzhaber

Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency in response to wildfires that have burned more than 1,100 square miles in southeastern Oregon. Kitzhaber signed an executive order Tuesday directing state agencies to assist affected landowners and seek federal disaster assistance.Read More »

Southeastern Oregon Wildfire Update

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th July Newsfires

A southeast Oregon wildfire has spread to nearly 250 square miles on Friday and continued to threaten homes near Harney Lake. A fire management team spokeswoman says crews have brought three helicopters to help battle the blaze that began Sunday on grass and sagebrush.
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Long Draw, Miller Homestead Fires Progress

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th July Newsfires

Firefighters say they have kept a wildfire from creeping closer to the small community Frenchglen in southeastern Oregon. More hot, dry and windy weather is expected Thursday, but an assessment from firefighters going into the day said the threat to the hamlet had diminished greatly.Read More »

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