Wildfires

Smoke from Canada Drifts to Portland, Affecting Saturday’s Air Quality

PORTLAND, Ore. — Canada's raging wildfires are set to impact views in both Oregon and Washington this Saturday. Known for its breathtaking vistas, Portland will soon be enveloped in a smoky haze, leading to compromised air clarity. As the week moves forward, local communities and businesses in...

Hurricane Hilary May Bring Much-Needed Relief to Oregon Wildfires

Oregon residents have been grappling with the repercussions of an unprecedented summer heatwave. However, there might be a silver lining coming our way in the form of some unexpected rainfall. According to recent updates from KGW's Chief Meteorologist, Matt Zaffino, Hurricane Hilary, currently...

Lookout Fire in Lane County Expands to 1,200 Acres; Level 3 Evacuations Mandated

With each summer in Oregon, the once serene, picture-postcard landscapes are now facing increasing threats of rapidly-spreading wildfires. Recent years have painted a grim picture of what has become the new normal for the state's summer months, with the Lookout Fire offering a poignant reminder....

Flat Fire Escalates to Over 8,000 Acres, Puts Small Oregon Community at Risk

The Flat Fire is currently ablaze in what is historically Oregon's most frequently impacted area by wildfires. Noteworthy large-scale fires in this region from recent years include the Biscuit fire in 2002, Chetco Bar in 2017, and Klondike in 2018. The Flat Fire, a rapidly escalating wildfire, is...

Evacuation Plans Expand as Tunnel 5 Blaze Maintains 5% Containment

In the latest developments of the Tunnel 5 Fire in the Columbia River Gorge, evacuation plans have been adjusted while containment efforts strive to control the blaze. This article provides a comprehensive update on the current situation, incorporating information from two reliable sources, namely...
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