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The Umpqua North Complex fires increased Sunday as a smoke inversion lifted, and by Monday morning the fire had grown 10,793 acres. Residents from Dry Creek and Illahee remained evacuated from their homes Monday, and Clearwater residents were put under a Level 1 evacuation notice over the weekend.

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Due to wildfires in and around the Calf Copeland project area, the public meeting scheduled for Thursday and the field trip Saturday have been postponed.

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Though more than one million people will be crowding into the zone of totality between Newport and Ontario this Monday, those choosing to stay in Douglas County will still get a taste of the solar eclipse.

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Before the U.S. Forest Service can start restoring landscape resiliency to fire and preserving old-growth habitat and centuries-old ponderosa and sugar pine on over 3,000 acres in the Umpqua National Forest, it needs to gather public input for the proposed Calf-Copeland Restoration Project.

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Soon, outdoor enthusiasts will be hiking and mountain biking down a new trail through the shade-covered Umpqua National Forest, catching glimpses of Lemolo Lake between the evergreens.

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a temporary pause on the district court proceedings in Juliana v. United States, in which 21 young adults are suing the federal government for violating their rights to a safe and livable climate. Circuit judges Alfred Goodwin, Alex Kozinski and Mar…

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The Douglas County Sherriff's Office and the Umpqua North Complex fire managers lowered the Level 3 Evacuation Notice for the Dry Creek area to Level 2 Tuesday afternoon.

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Sixteen wildfires continue to burn in the Falcon Complex of the Umpqua National Forest’s Tiller Ranger District. Firefighters and helicopter water drops have made significant containment progress on several fires in the Complex, according to a Monday night press release, and resources have b…

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Update: The U.S. Forest Service temporarily closed several roads in the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest for firefighting Friday evening, including most of the access to the western side of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

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Before the U.S. Forest Service can start restoring landscape resiliency to fire and preserving old-growth habitat and centuries-old ponderosa and sugar pine on over 3,000 acres in the Umpqua National Forest, it needs to gather public input for the proposed Calf-Copeland Restoration Project.

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Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Tri City Rural Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire in the 300 block of South Old Pacific Highway, Tri City at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday, and found a grass fire threatening several nearby structures.

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The Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District No. 2 responded to a natural cover fire at approximately 4:50 p.m. Monday about 7 miles northwest of Roseburg, in the 1,000 block of Upper Cleveland Rapids Road.

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Soon, outdoor enthusiasts will be hiking and mountain biking down a new trail through the shade-covered Umpqua National Forest, catching glimpses of Lemolo Lake between the evergreens.

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a temporary pause on the district court proceedings in Juliana v. United States, in which 21 young adults are suing the federal government for violating their rights to a safe and livable climate. Circuit judges Alfred Goodwin, Alex Kozinski and Mar…

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The Douglas County 911 Communications Center received a report of a grass fire in the 4,500 block of Happy Valley Road, about 3 miles northwest of Winston, at approximately 9:10 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Lookingglass Rural Fire Department and…

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The Umpqua National Forest and Douglas Forest Protective Association will both increase the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to level III as hot, dry conditions persist and forest fuels are prime to burn.

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Crouching down to check under boats, feeling for living material stuck in crevices and running their hands along the base of the boats, Tim Baker of upstate New York and Graham Porter of Tennessee inspect watercrafts at high-use boat launches before they enter Diamond and Lemolo lakes.