Jul 28, 2014
Fire crews make gains on large fires, but more lightning looms
Most of the large wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range in Oregon for the past two weeks were at or near containment Monday, but a new round of intense lighting storms was forecast later this week, particularly across the central part of the state.
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Nation's largest wildfire nears containment
Forest Service rig is parked by roadside fire at the Harney-Malheur county line, part of the fast-growing Buzzard Complex of wildfires The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center reports Friday the fires are 95 percent contained at 618 square miles of rangeland 45 miles northeast of Burns.
Largest Oregon wildfire the size of 4 Portlands
The largest wildfire burning in Oregon, the Buzzard Complex 45 miles northeast of Burns, reached almost 396,000 acres early Monday morning, roughly four times the area of the Portland city limits.
Northwest crews battle 20 wildfires, with 15 in Oregon; evacuations underway
Northwest crews are battling 20 large wildfires, with 15 in Oregon where areas in the east, northeast, central and southern parts of the state are ablaze.
Wildfire season in full swing in Oregon, with eight new large blazes or complexes
The lightning strikes that pummeled Oregon and Washington over the weekend have ignited dozens of new wildfires across the region, with fire managers reporting eight new large blazes or complexes on Tuesday.