Fire managers expect to have the Collier Butte Fire contained by the end of the month.
Firefighters carving fire line on the ground and dumping retardant from the air saved several homes from the flames of the Canyon Creek Complex on Monday, fire managers said.
The room was packed Monday as dozens of community members gave their opinion on the proposed project, which would extend the river walk trail by two-and-a-half miles from Highway 42 to the Johnson Mill Pond.
Nearly 500 people are fighting the blaze, according to officials.
The Oregon Health Authority issued the advisory on Wednesday of last week after water samples showed higher than normal levels of fecal bacteria.
While most people will be able to drink the water without any health risks, the nitrates can be extremely harmful to pregnant women and infants.
World War II veterans were honored in Roseburg over the weekend at a ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.
Don Frerichs, an Oregon State Police Fish and Game Trooper, fatally shot 20-year-old Rachel Frerichs of Roseburg in October while the two were hunting near Clark’s Branch Road, about 10 miles north of Myrtle Creek.
Active duty military personnel are being mobilized to serve as wildland firefighters for the first time since 2006, the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise said Monday.
Dozens of large fires are burning in the Northwest, many of them out of control. Residents have been evacuated. Homes have been destroyed. And it's only August 17: the fire danger is forecast to be above normal through September.
Officials say it's imperative to remember if drones fly, they cannot utilize their firefighting aviation resources.
Visitors should expect increased delays at the Annie Creek entrance station as all park traffic will be routed through this point during the temporary closure of the north entrance.
Segments of South Empire Blvd will be temporarily closed to through traffic as the work advances.
A 26-year-old cat in Oregon has been named the oldest living cat by Guinness World Records.
Warmer and drier temperatures are expected Sunday and are predicted to increase during the next few days. The relative humidity is expected to be near 20% Sunday afternoon with light winds.