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Local High temperatures and erratic winds challenge Cable Crossing Fire crews (Updated) High temperatures and erratic winds challenge Cable Crossing Fire crews (Photo Gallery)
Firefighters continue to work through difficult terrain and scorching temperatures to control the Cable Crossing Fire near Glide. The fire size remained stable throughout the night at 1,110 acres. However, Friday night’s smoke column generated a few new spot fires to the south of the main fire.

'We grabbed the kids and what pets we had and got out of there'

'We grabbed the kids and what pets we had and got out of there' »Play Video
A helicopter drops water on the Stouts Fire July 30, 2015.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office evacuated homes Thursday afternoon as the Stouts Fire filled the sky with smoke.

"They said, you guys got to get out of here and so we grabbed the kids and what pets we had and got out of there," said Ross Coleman. "It's just hard losing 50 year worth of stuff, but that's the way it goes."

The American Red Cross established a shelter at Canyonville Elementary School.

GO! More evacuations ordered in Douglas County

GO! More evacuations ordered in Douglas County
The Stouts Fire smoke column on July 30.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said residents in the Azalea area from Upper Cow Creek to Snow Creek East need to evacuate now as a result of the Stouts Creek fire.

Photos: Istanbul coffee shop pays homage to 'Breaking Bad'

Photos: Istanbul coffee shop pays homage to 'Breaking Bad'
Introducing Istanbul's Breaking Bad inspired coffee shop . . . Deniz Kosan opened Walter’s Coffee Roastery the world’s first Coffee Super Lab in Moda, Kadikoy, Istanbul on March 29 2015. The idea began as an in-joke between the German native and his cousin who resembles the hit show's lead character Walter White - right down to the glasses, facial hair and receding pate. The chemical themed cafe was formerly named “Heisenberg Coffee and Roasting. Following a succesful Kickstarter campaign, the coffee shop was given a makeover as an unnoffical tribute. The owner clarifies it is careful not to use copyrighted material, and is simly inspired by the show - complete with lab decor, yellow apparel, periodic table wall charts, drinks in beakers and 'blue meth' decorated cup cakes. Credit: Walter’s Coffee Roastery/WENN.com Where: Istanbul , Turkey When: 28 Jul 2015 Credit: Credit: Walter’s Coffee Roastery/WENN.com **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify, to hold WENN, its directors, shareholders, employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), any causes of action, allegation against WENN arising out of, connected in any way with publication of the material.**

Michael Jackson's glove sells for $65,000

Michael Jackson's glove sells for $65,000
In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, at a press conference at the London O2 Arena.

A rare, sequinned white glove famously worn by Michael Jackson has sold for almost $65,000 at auction.
 

Governor calls on Lane County fire agencies to assist at Douglas County wildfire

Governor calls on Lane County fire agencies to assist at Douglas County wildfire
The smoke plume from the Stout Fire, as seen from Interstate 5 on Thursday afternoon.

The Lane County units are being requested to respond to help with structure protection at the wildland fire in the Milo area.

Sheriff issues additional evacuation orders in face of Stouts Fire

Sheriff issues additional evacuation orders in face of Stouts Fire »Play Video
The smoke plume from the Stouts Fire on July 30, 2015.

More homes have been told to prepare to evacuate as firefighters mobilize to combat the 6,000-acre Stouts Fire east of Canyonville.

Move over grumpy cat, Earl is here

Move over grumpy cat, Earl is here »Play Video
Move over, grumpy cat. The Internet now has a cantankerous-but-cute face to adore. It belongs to a five-month old puggle -- a cross between a pug and a beagle. The Iowa pup has gained thousands of new followers on social media. Bailey Deitz introduces us to Earl the grumpy puppy.

Where to cool off in Lane County

Where to cool off in Lane County
Stay cool, man

As temperatures rise, the City of Eugene invites individuals to cool off in air-conditioned libraries, community centers, swimming pools and parks.

Record heat greets Benton County Fair

Record heat greets Benton County Fair »Play Video
Hydrate!

The Benton County Fair opened Wednesday, the first of what is expected to be a string of days with high temperatures over 100 F.

The heat will present health risks for people and pets and fire risks for forests and grasslands this week. An excessive heat warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Friday for much of the Willamette Valley.

One of the most crucial reminders is staying hydrated.

Forecast | Symptoms of Heat Illness | Kids In Cars | Protect Your Pets | Where To Cool Off

 

Evacuations ordered as wildfire erupts east of Canyonville

Evacuations ordered as wildfire erupts east of Canyonville
The smoke plume from the Stout Fire, as seen from Interstate 5 on Thursday afternoon.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 3 (GO) evacuation for the homes on Ferguson Lane, Stouts Creek, and Conley Lane.