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Nov 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Forestry has quietly withdrawn more timber sales that are the target of a lawsuit by conservation groups trying to protect nesting trees for a threatened sea bird called the marbled...
Nov 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM
Fire investigators in Deschutes County said lighting caused a wildfire that burned over 40 square miles of the Deschutes National Forest in September.
Oct 6, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Forecasters predict that the winds of nearly 20 miles an hour, combined with low humidity, could cause any fire started in the area to rapidly spread out of control. The Oregon Department of Forestry issued a stop to all outdoor burning because of...
Sep 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM
A wildfire in the Coburg Hills is contained, and no homes are in danger. But crews are watching the 18-acre Buck Mountain fire as dry conditions and wind threaten to fan the flames.
Sep 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM
A fire broke out Thursday night in the Coburg Hills.
Sep 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Kevin Weeks with the Oregon Department of Forestry said crews established good boundaries on the west and east borders of the fire and over 100 firefighters from multiple agencies are on the ground with assistance from two helicopters.
Sep 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM
The fire danger created by hot, dry weather has forced many private forest owners to close their lands to hunters ahead of the opening of rifle season for deer Saturday.
Sep 26, 2012 at 1:33 AM
The fire, named the Milepost 66 fire, closed one eastbound lane of the I-84 freeway from milepost 65 to milepost 68 late Tuesday, about a mile from Hood River. The lane remained closed Wednesday morning so crews could park vehicles and set up gear.
Sep 22, 2012 at 10:57 AM
The Pole Creek blaze is expected to burn until autumn rains extinguish it, but there's no moisture in the forecast. Only dry thunderstorms and a red flag warning for the coming days.
Aug 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM

The lightning-caused, 294-acre Buckhead Complex, burning on the Willamette National Forest two miles north of Westfir, is 90 percent contained, the Oregon Department of Forestry said.
Aug 21, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Press release on Buckhead Complex fires
Firefighters continue to work toward full containment on five of the many fires that were started from thunderstorms that occurred over the last two weeks on the Middle Fork Ranger...
Aug 16, 2012 at 9:45 PM
A state of emergency was declared statewide by Governor Thursday afternoon in response to the imminent threat of wildfire as much of the state is now under a red flag warning.
Aug 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM
High temperatures, low humidity and unstable weather conditions were all factors for the National Weather Service of Portland when they issued the red flag warning for many regions throughout Oregon, including the Willamette National Forest.
Aug 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

The Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) Western Lane District increased fire safety restrictions in the forest on Aug. 8 due to the growing wildfire hazard.
"We had a cooler than average spring, but fire season is now truly upon us,"...
Aug 9, 2012 at 2:07 PM

From the Oregon Department of Forestry
When motorists drive past the Department of Forestry office in Veneta in the months ahead, Western Lane District Forester Link Smith asks them not to jump to conclusions about what they...