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Wildfires
5:50 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Beaver Creek Update: Nearly 10,000 Homes On Evacuation Alert

More resources continue to pour into Idaho’s central mountains to fight a growing wildfire that has now consumed more than 150 square miles, or roughly the size of Detroit.

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Wildfires
8:03 am
Wed August 14, 2013

More Evacuations Ordered, Homes Lost In Large Idaho Wildfire

Wildfires burning in Idaho continue to be the country’s top firefighting priority. There are two massive blazes in that state that continue to threaten communities. Hundreds of people remain evacuated.

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Wildfires
4:57 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Lightning Starts More Wildfires In Northwest

The view from the Grant County Regional Airport of the Grouse Mountain Fire burning near John Day, Ore.
The Blue Mountain Eagle

Nearly a dozen wildfires continue to send up plumes of smoke across the Northwest.

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Wildfires
7:17 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Falling Tree Kills Firefighter In Central Oregon

Shadow Lake Wildfire located 15 miles west of Sisters. The fire began August 28th and burning entirely within the Mt. Washington Wilderness. Photo taken Sept. 10, 2011, from Mt. Washington pullout off Highway 20.
Credit Mary R Bernsen

Authorities are identifying the wildland firefighter who was killed Thursday outside the town of Sisters as John Hammack of Central Oregon. Another firefighter was injured in the accident and was taken to a local hospital. 

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Northwest Fires
4:59 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Northwest Firefighters Spreading Out After Lightning Storms

Northwest firefighters are keeping busy Wednesday attending to roughly a dozen new fires sparked by lightning storms.

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