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Stouts Fire crews take advantage of cooler weather and cloud cover

Stouts Fire crews take advantage of cooler weather and cloud cover »Play Video

The Stouts Fire grew slightly over the past 24 hours, but crews are taking advantage of the lower temperatures, higher humidity, and cloud cover. As of Tuesday, it was burning more than 15,000 acres.

The implications of the Biden 2016 speculation

The implications of the Biden 2016 speculation

Joe Biden has entered the 2016 conversation again. The current Vice President “dominated the 2016 conversation on social media this weekend,” The Washington Post reported.

Armed men rob, assault residents in Salem home invasion

Armed men rob, assault residents in Salem home invasion »Play Video
A man with an apparent head injury holds a compress against his forehead outside a home where Marion County deputies say three armed men robbed and assaulted the occupants.

Deputies were called to the home in the 4900 block of Sunnyview Road NE at about 12:40 p.m.

Residents told to be ready to evacuate: 'I want to know if we're safe'

Residents told to be ready to evacuate: 'I want to know if we're safe'
Stouts Fire photos by Amy Nathanson via Umpqua NF

Residents forced to evacuate last week in the face of the Stouts Fire were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Sunday morning said residents of Upper Cow Creek Road who were on a Level Three GO! evacuation can return to their homes.

The area remains under a Level Two SET evacuation notice. Level Two indicates there is still significant danger to your area, and residents should be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice, the sheriff's office said.

Lightning sparks new wildfires in Douglas County

Lightning sparks new wildfires in Douglas County

Lightning sparked more than a dozen new fires on the Umpqua Natonal Forest on Saturday.