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ODF looking for more lightning caused wildfires in Columbia Co., asks for public assistance

A Douglas-fir tree struck by lightning in Columbia County. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry VERNONIA – Oregon Department of Forestry officials now say that the number of confirmed fires from lightning strikes early Thursday morning has grown to six, with crews investigating reports of three more smoke plumes. A storm[Read More…]

Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy

Smoke from a 2016 controlled burn in the Tillamook State Forest towers above Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. As spring settles in across the United States, western states are already preparing for summer[Read More…]

National Weather Service: Snow could return, especially at higher elevations, also there’s a flood watch

Banks Fire District 13 has responded to multiple crashes on Highway 26 in the past few days due to weather-related incidents. Photo from Banks Fire District. NW OREGON – The Portland branch of the National Weather Service (NWS) is warning—with a lot of disclaimers—that the valley floor could see some[Read More…]

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