"People should certainly be aware of their surroundings at all times and that includes their children,” says Dwes Hutson with the Sheriff’s Office. “Make sure they know where their kids are, feed their pets indoors and certainly don't leave garbage outside the house."
Fire managers expect to have the Collier Butte Fire contained by the end of the month.
The Canyon Creek complex is 63 square miles with zero containment. It has destroyed 26 houses and damaged 50 others. Another 500 structures are threatened by the fire.
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.
Shellfish biologist Scott Groth says it’s because of a historically large bloom of phytoplankton -- a microscopic plant that releases harmful toxins.
Residents around most of Oregon can expect smoky conditions during the next few days, while a dozen large, uncontained wildfires continue to burn.
Clothing, food, and livestock feed are pouring into the eastern Oregon town of John Day to help the 26 families who lost their homes in a wind-driven wildfire.
Boaters and their dog Sailor enjoyed an incredible encounter this month with endangered whales off of San Juan Island.
Findings about its brief life and traumatic end – it was just a baby – have been published in the journal Palaeodiversity, by researchers from Oregon State University and the University of California at Berkeley.
On Friday, the sheriff called for evacuations in a two-mile stretch of the Wilson Creek area south of Highway 78 due to dangerous conditions (Milepost 16-18).
It all started in 1915, the year Louis Knutson bought his first boat -- a yacht with a few customizations.
The Oregon DOT closed a 170-mile stretch of Interstate 84 on Thursday due to wildfires burning in the area.
It’s about 6 miles to the top, with around a 4,900-foot gain in elevation. It took us around 7 hours roundtrip.
Join Katie LaSalle and friends on a hike to the summit of South Sister. What does it take to climb Oregon's third tallest mountain? Join us for the first installment of ExplOregon #LiveOnKVAL Thursday, August 13, at 6 & 11 p.m.
This year, the peak of the Perseid meteor shower is expected to last through the late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning period of Aug. 12-13.