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Feds Examine Military Flares In Mysterious Oregon Wildfires

Federal and state agencies are investigating a string of wildfires in southeastern Oregon with a potential link to military training exercises.

Seven small fires ignited across state and federal lands on July 11, all attributed to human activity — a suspicious pattern that indicates they could be connected, according to federal officials. 11 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Burn-o-meter: Threat checked for fire season

Forestry preps for the official fire season.

The state Department of Forestry continues to add fuel to its prevention efforts after officially declaring fire season last week. 52 more words

Daily Astorian

Oregon Forestry Department Asks Landowners For Help Avoiding Eclipse Wildfires

Oregon’s Department of Forestry is asking land owners in several districts around the state to help ensure the agency is prepared to respond to wildfires as the solar eclipse approaches. 61 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon Department of Forestry to Receive $7.8 Million for Stouts Creek Fire

The Oregon Department of Forestry will receive a $7.8 million federal grant from FEMA to help offset the costs of the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire. 57 more words

Audio/Visual

State gets $7.8 million from federal government to help cover cost of human-caused 2015 Canyonville fire

The Oregon Department of Forestry was awarded a $7.8 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday for costs associated with putting out the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire that destroyed more than 26,000 acres of private, U.S. 58 more words

The Register-Guard

Agencies train to investigate wildfires

After marking plots of charred ground as if in a crime scene, soon-to-be wildfire investigators noted the direction blades of tall grass were bent and observed the amount of soot on particular sides of plants. 32 more words

Douglas County News-Review

Plant disease puts local economy at risk

A stand of dead tanoaks, swaying like skeletons in the wind, are clustered in front of forester Randy Wiese as he stands on Alder Ridge Road. 36 more words

The World