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Excessive Heat Warning: Know the symptoms of heat illness

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The heat will present health risks for people and pets and fire risks for forests and grasslands this week.

Extreme heat is the most common cause of weather-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, killing more people on average each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.

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

 

500 firefighters battling Cable Crossing blaze near Glide

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A single-engine air tanker makes a retardant drop on the Cable Crossing Fire. Photo by Austin Arts via DFPA

Firefighters worked overnight to build new fire lines around the Cable Crossing Fire after the wildfire escaped containment Wednesday afternoon.

Fennica on its way to sea after battle for St. Johns Bridge, river

Fennica on its way to sea after battle for St. Johns Bridge, river
After being held up for more than a day, the Fennica passes beneath the St. Johns Bridge through a hole of protesters that was created when at least three protesters dangling from the bridge came down.

Anti-drilling protesters at St. Johns Bridge in Portland are being asked to move or be placed under arrest.  

Ted Nugent: 'Cecil the Lion story is a lie'

Ted Nugent: 'Cecil the Lion story is a lie'
Ted Nugent
Rocker Ted Nugent has risked angering animal rights campaigners by branding the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe "a lie."

Help your pet beat the heat with tips from Greenhill Human Society

Help your pet beat the heat with tips from Greenhill Human Society »Play Video

Greenhill Humane Society said it’s taking all the precautions and steps pet owners should be doing to keep its pets cool in the heat. But with their limited resources, they’ve learned a few tricks along the way.

Police identify man in suspicious letter case

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Oregon State Police identified 34-year-old Lance Storm as the man responsible for sending suspicious mail to government buildings earlier this week.

Pleasant Hill firefighter's body found at Diamond Lake

Pleasant Hill firefighter's body found at Diamond Lake
"Please keep his family and our Volunteers in your thoughts and prayers," the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Firefighters Association asked on Facebook.

A man jumped out of a boat into the lake Saturday and disappeared, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

Rodney Wayne Shay, 51, a member of the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Firefighters Association, is presumed to have drowned, the sheriff's office said.

In the Garden: Testing pH levels

In the Garden: Testing pH levels »Play Video

One way to know if the problem is pH and not something else is to do a pH test of the soil. One way you can do this is to buy a kit at a garden store. You can use the kit to take samples and send them away for testing.