By News StaffPublished: Aug 27, 2014 at 8:34 PM PDTLast Updated: Aug 27, 2014 at 10:38 PM PDT
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.
By News StaffPublished: Aug 27, 2014 at 2:39 PM PDTLast Updated: Aug 28, 2014 at 3:13 AM PDT
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.
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."
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.
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.