The U.S. is heading into a tough wildfire season made even more challenging because budget cuts mean fewer firefighters to battle blazes, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Monday.
Authorities are still looking for anyone who might have information about how a large fire was started near Yoncalla on Friday.
Snowboarding season is over, but you can still get your kicks in at the sand dunes on the Oregon Coast.
Unusually warm weather combined with a far below average winter snowfall means one of the expected impacts of federal sequestration will not slow the opening of roads and facilities at Crater Lake National Park.
Firefighters contained the Shively Creek Fire at 8 a.m. Thursday, capping the early season blaze at 206 acres, the Douglas Forest Protective Association said.
Lightning peppered the Umpqua National Forest again on Wednesday, igniting a rash of new small forest fires.
The Shively Creek Fire is 75% contained, according to the DFPA. The fire was contained to 206 acres, and it is expected to be 100 % contained by Thursday morning.
The first horseless carriage arrived in Oregon in 1899. Early motorists shared the dirt roads with horse-drawn buggies and pack animals. So in 1913, out of the mud came the Oregon State Highway Department, later renamed ODOT in 1969.
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The DFPA says the Shively Creek Fire is 20% contained, and has not grown in size since Monday.
Photos of the Shively Creek Fire courtesy Kyle Reed of the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
It's a proposal that could end fishing opportunities for hatchery salmon in the Milicoma, as well as eliminate the hatchery steelhead program on the South Coos and Coquille rivers.
A 150-acre fire southeast of Canyonville has tapped Douglas Forest Protective Association resources early in the season.
The Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center says a 168-acre wildfire ignited by a downed power line is 75 percent contained. that sparked wildfires and forced the evacuation of several dozen homes.