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Salem-News.com (Sep-12-2017 14:11)

Eagle Creek Fire Containment Increased to 11%

On the high ridges to the south, away from populated areas, the fire continues burning at low intensity.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Eagle Creek fire Last night, about 8:00 p.m., skies cleared and burning fuel pockets west of Herman Creek created an impressive plume visible for miles along the Columbia Gorge. The plume was caused by active fire, as light winds funneled up the Herman Creek drainage.

With darkness and cooling temperatures, winds were expected to blow the fire back down the drainage across already burned areas.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-30-2017 15:11)

Wildfire Causes Level 1 Evacuation for Breitenbush Hot Springs Area

A burn ban remains in effect in Marion County.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Today, the Marion County Board of Commissioners authorized a Level 1 Evacuation notice for the Breitenbush Hot Springs resort area and a portion of the Willamette National Forest.

The notice is in response to wildfires currently burning within approximately three miles of the Breitenbush Hot Springs resort area.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-30-2017 11:49)

Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI

Record-setting number of participants will introduce attendees to new ways of making, while old favorites return

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - OMSI maker faire In what has become a Portland tradition, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will present the sixth annual Portland Mini Maker Faire.

The Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of creativity and cool DIY technology taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-30-2017 00:05)

Tragic Accident Kills Lebanon Farmer by Electrocution

43% of all occupational electrical fatalities can be attributed to contact with overhead power lines.

(LEBANON, Ore.) - Lebanon farm fatal Deputies say Prock's son was using his foot to steady the end of the pipe as Prock lifted the pipe to a vertical position. The pipe struck an overhead 12,000 volt electrical wire, approximately 22 feet above the ground and both were shocked.

Prock collapsed and went unconscious, sustaining exit wounds on the bottom of his feet. Prock's son was uninjured.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-28-2017 22:48)

142nd Fighter Wing Send Support Teams for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Oregon is joining the efforts to save lives in Texas

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - 142nd Force Support Squadron Members of the Oregon Air National Guard's 125th Special Tactics Squadron have been called to provide humanitarian support for Hurricane Harvey relief in Texas.

Approximately 15 Oregon Air National Guardsmen departed from Portland Air National Guard Base(PANG) at around 4:20 p.m. on a C-130 Hercules aircraft headed to Robert Gray Army Airfield in Texas.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-23-2017 13:01)

Oregon Statewide Campfire Ban Lifted in Parks and Designated Campgrounds

The campfire ban is over, but the risk of wildfire continues.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Keep Oregon Green A statewide ban on open fires in state park campgrounds has been lifted effective August 22, 2017. However, local and regional fire restrictions are still in effect in many state parks, and restrictions from other authorities often apply to state parks as well.

Visitors planning a trip to a state park or the ocean shore during the rest of the fire season should check for public fire restrictions for updates before traveling.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-21-2017 17:09)

Oregon Eclipse Update: Stay a Little Longer ... Avoid Congestion

Check your entire route to make sure traffic is flowing before you head out @TripCheck.com.

(SALEM, Ore.) - eclipse What an amazing sight! #OREclipse was a huge success! Our thanks to Mother Nature for a most incredible Total Solar Eclipse in Oregon -- and for giving us clear skies over much of the viewing area.

Working with our local, state and federal partners, as well as the media and the general public, got the word out about arriving early. People had little trouble getting to their eclipse viewing spots -- and overall had an excellent experience

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Salem-News.com (Aug-20-2017 14:38)

Red Cross Wildfire Evacuation Shelters House More Than Two Dozen People Saturday Night

Individuals and families affected by the wildfires and in need of shelter are encouraged to come for help and information.

(SALEM, Ore.) - forest fire The American Red Cross housed more than two dozen people at three shelters throughout Oregon last night.

Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate from their homes due to the Milli, Chetco Bar and Nena Springs Wildfires burning near Sisters, Brookings, and Warm Springs, Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-18-2017 12:25)

Oregon`s Nena Springs Fire Update

While Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is still at a Level 3 evacuation, the immediate threat to it is gone.

(WARM SPRINGS, Ore.) - Nena Springs wildfire At approximately 3:20pm Thursday, an ember from the Nena Springs Fire blew out of containment lines near Kishwalk. Driven by high winds, the fire began running in grass and brush. Two helicopters, handcrews and at least 10 engines responded in addition to 150 firefighters that were already assigned to the fire.

Winds pushed the fire over Indian Head Canyon and through Charlie Canyon, then continued move a mile east past the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-17-2017 16:52)

Wildfire Backs Up I-5 in Southern Oregon for 10 Miles

Drivers should call 5-1-1 or TripCheck.com for up to the minute updates.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - Tanker drop at I-5, MP53 SW Oregon: I-5 MP 53, between Rogue River and Grants Pass: Due to wildfire, expect extreme delays both NB/SB. NB traffic is backed up nearly 10 miles.

Use alternate routes and expect delays. Medford-Grants commuters should consider alternate routes or delaying travel. Watch for emergency crews.

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