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Local Deception Complex jumps lines, prompts evacuations near Oakridge Deception Complex jumps lines, prompts evacuations near Oakridge (Photo Gallery)
The highly-active Deception Creek fire escaped some containment lines Wednesday, spreading nearly a mile away from some homes along Highway 58. Willamette National Forest officials issued a level 2 evacuation for some residents near Westfir, which asks people to get ready to leave their homes.

Our reporters on the scene said some people living in the mobile home park were asked to leave their homes. Forest officials have since downgraded the park back to a level 2 evacuation, which asks people to get ready to leave their homes.

Residents along La Duke and Harbour Roads are aslo under a level 2 evacuation, Willamette National Forest said.

Cooler evening temperatures and moderate fire behavior on the main fires helped crews successfully attack spot fires near the Deception Creek Mobile Home Park, said Willamette National Forest spokeswoman Jude McHugh.
Local Deception Complex pushes air quality to red in Oakridge Deception Complex pushes air quality to red in Oakridge (Photo Gallery)
Smoke from the Deception Complex fire near Oakridge has pushed air quality warnings to moderate in the surrounding cities like Cottage Grove, Creswell, Eugene and Springfield. The "yellow" moderate level is still considered safe by the Lane County Air Protection Agency.
Local Trailer towing 70 ton turbine rolls, blocking Hwy 126 exit in Springfield Trailer towing 70 ton turbine rolls, blocking Hwy 126 exit in Springfield (Photo Gallery)
A semi-trailer loaded with a nearly 70-ton turbine rolled while taking the Highway 126 exit to 42nd Street in Springfield Wednesday morning, blocking the exit to westbound drivers for most of the day.

Crews will need a specialized crane to move the 50 foot long turbine before righting the trailer - a process which could take most of the day, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.

ODOT also closed 42nd Street near the Highway 126 overpass as a precaution, should the turbine break loose and roll downhill.

New Lane County wildfires: 'We don't see any communities being threatened at this time'

New Lane County wildfires: 'We don't see any communities being threatened at this time' »Play Video
August 10, 2014, lightning over Lane County

Firefighters took to the air and the woods to track down new wildfires ignited by Sunday night's lightning even as they prepared for a second round of thunderstorms due Monday evening.

"Most of these are well up into the forestland. We don't see any communities being threatened at this time," said Link Smith with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

If that situation changes, the Lane County Sheriff's Office would get involved to help alert residents, Smith said.

Oregon on alert: 'Any lightning strikes will have the potential to start new wildfires'

Oregon on alert: 'Any lightning strikes will have the potential to start new wildfires' »Play Video
Weather.gov shows all of Oregon under a Red Flag Warning on Monday, August 11, 2014

The entire state of Oregon faces critical fire weather this week, the National Weather Service said.

A Red Flag warning was in effect Monday for Oregon, from border to border.

"A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly," according to the National Weather Service. "A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential."

State Police: Inmate walks away from Salem-area facility

State Police: Inmate walks away from Salem-area facility
Mill Creek Correctional Facility inmate Jerry Teixeira (top left) went missing Saturday and State Police believe Lacy Evans (bottom left) helped him drive away. (Photos from Oregon State Police)

State Police are asking for your help finding this inmate who walked away from the Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem on Saturday.

4 people killed in fiery car crash; small dog escapes alive

4 people killed in fiery car crash; small dog escapes alive
Deputies said the car hit a tree and caught fire. (KATU photo)

A small dog was the only survivor of a fiery car crash that killed 4 people in Clackamas County early Monday morning.

Photos: Lightning bolts streak across Oregon's night skies

Photos: Lightning bolts streak across Oregon's night skies

Stargazers hoping to see the supermoon Sunday night were treated to another light show in parts of Western Oregon as lightning storms brought on by the heat moved through the area. 

Car thief rocks out in bait car

Car thief rocks out in bait car »Play Video
It's no secret that Albuquerque police plant bait cars throughout town, enticing thieves to try to steal one. Well, last week a man was caught swiping one while a very ironic song was playing on the radio. And yep, it's caught on camera. Matt Howerton explains why the suspect is now likely singing a very different tune.

Orchid Clinic opens in Oakridge, hoping to provide 'better quality of care' to rural Lane Co.

Orchid Clinic opens in Oakridge, hoping to provide 'better quality of care' to rural Lane Co.

The Orchid Clinic is now providing health care to some residents in rural Lane County, nearly two years after two University of Oregon alumni dreamed up the project.

Co-creators Oliver Alexander and Orion Falvey said they came up with the plan while the former U of O students were competing in the Oregon Social Business Challenge. That plan blossomed into the Orchid Clinic.

Located in Oakridge, the Orchid Clinic had its grand opening on Sunday.

Supermoon lights up night sky as the Perseid meteors peak

Supermoon lights up night sky as the Perseid meteors peak

The appearance of a supermoon on Sunday night will be paired with what could be an eye-popping performance from the annual Perseid meteor shower.

According to NASA, the supermoon will be around 14 percent closer and 30 percent brighter than other full moons this year.

That could spell trouble for those hoping to see some meteors streaking across the night sky.