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It may be spring, but wildfire knows no season, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association. Crews from the DFPA responded to a natural cover fire about two miles southwest of Glendale, near the Douglas and Josephine County line, shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday. The firefighters worke…

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During a public tour of the Horse Prairie Fire area Wednesday, Bureau of Land Management representatives talked about proposals for helping the forestland to recover, including removing fire-damaged trees and undergrowth.

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While studies warn that climate change has been found to increase the intensity and extent of wildfires across the Northwest, forestry experts and climate change observers say a potential connection remains hazy in Douglas County.

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The public is invited to a field trip Wednesday to view areas burned in this summer’s 43,134-acre Umpqua North Complex fires in the Diamond Lake and North Umpqua ranger districts of the Umpqua National Forest.

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Based on a true story about an elite group of firefighters called the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the film “Only the Brave” portrays the physical and emotional aspects of wildland firefighting — from the tactics of fighting fire with fire to the toll it takes on the crews’ families.

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RIDDLE — Under the cover of a thick haze from wildfires surrounding Douglas County, a human-caused spark lit the tall grass and 4-year-old seedlings growing on a hill 12 miles west of Riddle.

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Aided by the return of cooler temperatures and rainfall, today marks the end of fire season for the Umpqua National Forest and lands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

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The Bureau of Land Management Roseburg District revised the emergency closure of public lands near the Horse Prairie Fire between Riddle and Camas Valley. The closure is limited to the fire perimeter.

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The Bureau of Land Management Roseburg District revised the emergency closure of public lands near the Horse Prairie Fire between Riddle and Camas Valley. The closure is limited to the fire perimeter.

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The Douglas Forest Protective Association worked with landowners over the weekend to safely complete prescribed agricultural burns in the Umpqua Valley.