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Northwest Fires
6:38 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Oregon Fire Season 'Continues To Push And Challenge'

The 36-pit fire is burning outside of Estacada, Oregon.
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A wildfire southeast of Portland has grown to more than 3,500 acres and threatens more than 160 homes. Firefighters are expected to catch a break from the hot, dry conditions for a few days until the next round of warm weather moves into the region this weekend. The "36 Pit" fire is just the latest in a series of large fires in the Northwest this summer. 


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Nothwest Wildfires
7:19 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Active Fire Seasons Puts A Strain On Northwest Fire Resources

This summer's active wildfire season is stretching fire crews to the limit. This week, virtually every available wildland firefighter in the Northwest is on the scene of a blaze. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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Wildfires
5:41 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Firefighters Camped out in Winthrop

Some 2,100 firefighters are living in Winthrop, Wash. as they battle the Carlton Complex wildfire.
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There's a small city of firefighters camped out on the grounds of Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop. Some 2,100 firefighters are living there as they battle the wildfire known as the Carlton Complex.

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