Drought, above-average temperatures, fuel readiness among reasons.
HONOLULU — Firefighters gained more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but offic…
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The slender, bushy-tailed Sierra Nevada red fox will be listed as an endangered species, federal wildlife officials announced Monday, saying its population has dipped to just…
SALEM — Lightning bolts struck the parched forests of Southern Oregon hundreds of times in 24 hours, igniting some 50 new wildfires even as the nation's largest wildfire continued to burn less…
BLY, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation's largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern …
BLY — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation’s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California.
As wildfires grow bigger and hotter in the drought-stricken West, officials with the timber company Weyerhaeuser say they are working not only to prevent large blazes, but contain them quickly…
Two wildfires burning north of Madras were 20% contained as of Saturday.
WALLOWA — Firefighters have continued to keep the Elbow Creek Fire in check, as no significant growth occurred over the last 24 hours.
After surpassing 400,000 acres Thursday, the Bootleg Fire in south-central Oregon remained not only the largest active fire in the nation, but it also became the state’s third- largest megafir…
Firefighters had reached more than 50% containment on several major Oregon wildfires as of early Friday afternoon.
President Joe Biden is sounding the alarm about the need for more resources to fight a series of wildfires in Western states, as climate change has worsened the spread and ferocity of the blazes.
Lightning ignited 19 wildfires across Central Oregon Thursday, including one dangerously close to Bend, according to fire officials.
MALIN, Ore. — Judy and Jim Shanks know the exact date their home’s well went dry — June 24.
A small fire was sparked by lightning Thursday afternoon about three miles west of Bend.
Gov. Kate Brown visited the nation’s largest wildfire on Wednesday, flying past 413,000 acres of burned forest in a helicopter, then speaking with fire officials in Bly.
PORTLAND — Portland has banned homeless people from camping in forested parks to both protect them from potential wildfires and prevent them from accidentally starting blazes during a summer o…
WALLOWA — The Elbow Creek Fire is now 50% contained, with fire activity slowing down on the 22,955 acre wildfire, according to a press release the morning of Thursday, July 29.
At least two counties in rural Eastern Oregon are raising objections to the River Democracy Act, a federal bill that would add nearly 4,700 miles of wild and scenic rivers across the state.
Pacific Gas and Electric, a utility company serving 16 million Californians, plans to bury 10,000 miles of power lines throughout Northern California to reduce wildfire risk at a cost of up to…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Australia has sent a jet air tanker to the United States to help fight wildfires.
On July 18, the Bootleg Fire generated what appeared to be a flaming tornado, sweeping skyward from the trees and into the towering thunderheads above.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada on Wednesday planned to tour the state line area blackened by one of several massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of hom…
Fire officials were hopeful Tuesday that cool temperatures, increased humidity and isolated showers would help them continue to make progress against the nation’s largest wildfire, the Bootleg…
Oregon Wildfire News
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