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Firefighters had a busy weekend in Douglas County responding to human-caused fires - including some supsicious blazes now under investigation.

The Douglas Forest Protective Association said the 4 fires in the Happy Valley Road and Looking Glass Road area since July 24 are under investigation as suspicious.

Three of the fires happened Sunday. All were kept to a fraction of an acre.

Other weekend fires were the result of unattended campfires, or remain under investigation.

Pampered pooches living it up

Pampered pooches living it up »Play Video
High-end, exclusive pet boading can be found almost anywhere. The American Pet Products Association estimates owners will spend 4.73 billion on boarding and grooming this year alone. So what makes posh pet hotels so special? Mary Mueller has an inside look.

Claw machine for beer

Claw machine for beer »Play Video
You know those claw grab games where you can win a stuffed animal? Well, now there's a similar game, but with a very different prize. Justin Pazera shows us the Brew Buck'it.

Who's behind the Brooklyn Bridge flag caper?

Who's behind the Brooklyn Bridge flag caper? »Play Video
White flags flying over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge where American flags should be -- it happened this week in the dead of night, and no one seems to know what it means or who planned it. Susan Candiotti explains why the switch is raising concerns.

2014 Eugene Marathon: 'Every marathon you do teaches you something different'

2014 Eugene Marathon: 'Every marathon you do teaches you something different' »Play Video

Racers lined up along Agate Street outside Hayward Field before 6 a.m. Sunday, stretching out as the sun rose before the 2014 Eugene Marathon.

'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging'

'The fires are getting bigger, they're getting hotter, they're more damaging' »Play Video

Pacific Northwest fire crews are in the midst of a record-breaking fire season. Fire officials said the northwest could flare back up as temperatures start to climb in the coming weeks.


Crews are battling blazes that have already consumed a total exceeding 1,400 square miles of forest land in Oregon and Washington.

Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community'

Riding for Chris Kilcullen: 'He started a lot of things in our community' »Play Video

Motorcyclists from across the Northwest will be taking a trip through Oregon this weekend for the annual Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Ride.

The ride honors fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen, who died in the line of duty in 2011.

Friends and family say Chris was a pay it forward type of guy. The tour raises money for non-profits and a memorial scholarship fund, helping keep Kilcullen’s kind spirit and generosity alive. 

Family of missing Dundee, Ore. mom mounts massive social media campaign

Family of missing Dundee, Ore. mom mounts massive social media campaign »Play Video

Family and friends of a mother from Dundee launched an organized social media campaign after they say Jennifer Huston, 38, never came home on Thursday night.

By Saturday afternoon, the family's "Find Jennifer Huston" Facebook page had gained more than 2,000 likes.

Huston left her husband and two boys on Thursday evening to run errands but never returned, says her father, Bill Turner.

Eugene PD: Cal Young Road closed over hoax standoff

Eugene PD: Cal Young Road closed over hoax standoff »Play Video

Eugene Police say they closed down Cal Young Road Saturday after getting reports of a possible shooter or "man with bomb" at a house in the area.

Nearly a half-hour later, police officials at the scene csaid they believe the call was a hoax.

Tests of possible mill fire debris find asbestos on Pleasant Hill property

Tests of possible mill fire debris find asbestos on Pleasant Hill property »Play Video
Tests from debris found on Jenny Jonak's Pleasant Hill property came back with a 20 percent Chrysotile reading - a type of asbestos.

Flames tore through the Swanson Mill on Thursday, July 17, nearly destroying the Springfield wood processing plant.

The next morning, Pleasant Hill resident Jenny Jonak said she found debris and ash on her 40-acre property that she believes floated downwind from the Swanson Mill fire. A contractor working on her land suggested she have it tested.

"They ran a test and found 20 percent Chrysotile in it - that's a type of asbestos. And my understanding is 1 percent or higher of asbestos is considered hazardous,” said Jonak.