Yellow Point Fire Burns 550 Acres

NEAR ALMA, Ore. — Firefighting crews worked to contain the Yellow Point fire Sunday near Alma. Ground crews are working to create fire lines and helicopters are fighting the blaze from the sky. Flames from the Yellow Point Fire cover the hillside. “The fire’s burning pretty active today,” said Matt Howard, Oregon Department of Forestry … Continue reading »

Corvallis Fire Human Caused

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis Fire Department says the 85-acre wildland fire that nearly destroyed hundreds of homes Friday night started by human causes. Fire crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Corvallis Fire Department will be on site into next week to continue with mop up operations to make sure that all … Continue reading »

Corvallis Fire Update

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A fire that threatened hundreds of homes in Northwest Corvallis Friday night is now fully contained, but fire crews will continue to be on the site through Saturday night and into Sunday to continue mopping up hot spots. Corvallis Fire says the blaze broke out around 8:30 p.m. near Chip Ross Park, … Continue reading »

Corvallis Fire Fully Contained

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Fire crews say the fire that broke out in Northwest Corvallis Friday night is fully contained, but crews are still mopping up hot spots. Just after 8:30 p.m., the Corvallis Fire Department responded to a large grass fire in Chip Ross Park, near the park’s entrance on NW 29th Street and NW … Continue reading »

Mandatory Fire Evacuation Lifted

CORVALLIS, Ore. — All mandatory evacuations have been lifted in Northwest Corvallis, after a fire broke out Friday night. Neighbors say they saw smoke around 8:30 p.m. in the Chip Ross Park area, and by 9 p.m., the city was illuminated with a red glow. The smell of smoke filled streets throughout the entire city, … Continue reading »

Fires Burn Near I-5, Threaten Homes

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Firefighters are closely watching fires that flared up right next to I-5 Thursday evening. The Douglas Forest Protection Association says the fires spanned 60 acres flames got dangerously close to homes and cars driving by on I-5. Five fires up and down 1-5 from the Myrtle Creek exit to Clarks Branch … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Update, Sept. 3

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The Deception Complex continues to burn near Oakridge Wednesday tonight. It’s now at 2,200 acres and 55 percent contained. Nearly 1000 crews are helping with those efforts. Crews say recent the rain has helped, but this year has been particularly dry, making it tough to fight fires. “The life fuel moisture and … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Fire Update

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The air quality may be improving, but the deception complex continues to burn near Oakridge. The fires have burned more than 2,200 acres since they started around August 12. They’re 55 percent contained. Cooler temperatures and light rain helped improved conditions over the weekend. Eight helicopters are being used to attack the … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Impacts Campgrounds

NEAR OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Heavy smoke hung over Oakridge and nearby areas due to the Deception Complex wildfire Sunday. While fire crews are making progress containing the blaze during the weekend, that smoke is causing many many people to change their holiday plans, but others decided to carry out their weekend plans. The Deception Complex … Continue reading »

Residents Told to Prepare for Evacuation

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The fires in Deception Creek have become more active and fire officials are issuing a Level 2 ‘get set’ evacuation notice for residents along LaDuke and Harbour Roads, along with the Deception Creek Mobile Park in Westfir. Spot fires are flaring up near the mobile home park and on the Middle Fork Ranger … Continue reading »

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