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When Brittyne Elston turned on the hose behind the Saving Grace Pet Adoption center on Wednesday, Zena was ready. The 10-month-old black lab mix bounced around, wagged her tail and chomped the spray of water. Elston filled up a purple kiddie pool for the dog to lay in.

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Two fires in Douglas County kept crews busy on Monday — one near Riddle Bypass Road that burned 1/100th of an acre, and another 5 miles south of Elkton that burned 3/4 of an acre near the 20,0000 block of Highway 138 West.

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After a week of cool weather and some rain, the Douglas Forest Protective Association has dropped the fire danger to moderate throughout the Douglas District. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL III.

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ALBANY — A 10-year-old boy got his leg stuck in rapids in the Calapooia River at McKercher Park on Saturday afternoon, but he was saved from drowning by at least 10 bystanders who held him above the water, according to a news release from the Sweet Home Fire District.

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An 82-year-old Roseburg woman with dementia went missing Thursday but was later found safe in Coos County, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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WINSTON — Quick thinking by neighbors when a fire broke out in an apartment complex in Winston early Sunday morning may have saved some lives.