UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. – In early August 2017, lightning storms swept over forests in southern Oregon. U.S. Forest Service managers watched as the storms sparked dozens of fires. “We confirmed 42 fires; we know more will be confirmed today,” ...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The U.S. Forest Service is responsible for managing 15.6 million acres of public forestland in Oregon. Now, Josephine County commissioners are looking to outsource that management. Commissioners, and some residents, believe fires on that land would ...

Washington, D.C. – Two Oregon politicians have succeeded in adding an amendment to a U.S. Senate defense bill that would provide funding necessary to train National Guard members to fight wildfires. Democrat Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley secured the ...

Simi Valley, Calif. (KCOY/CNN Newsource) – Helicopters, hand crews and goats are just a few of the tools firefighters plan on using to fight what is anticipated to be a very busy fire season. Brendan Ripley with the Ventura County ...

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