The Willamette National Forest would like to invite you to a potluck picnic in celebration of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Longbow Organization Camp.
OAKRIDGE, Ore. - Margaret Atkins has spent 18 summers perched atop Warner Mountain southeast of Oakridge in a fire lookout.
"You're always looking out and looking for smoke," she said.
With lightning in the forecast, lookouts like Atkins are on high...
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The 350-acre wildfire that prompted evacuations of a campground and a fire lookout in Central Oregon was 10 percent contained Tuesday morning. No homes have been evacuated, and no injuries to people or damage to private property has been reported.
Fire crews evacuated a campground and a fire lookout Monday as precautions as crews raced to battle a wildfire on Black Butte. The fire has already burned more than 300 acres so far and most likely was started by lightning.