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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. 

Oakridge imposes water restrictions

Oakridge imposes water restrictions »Play Video
Oakridge, Oregon

Residents must limit how they long they water their garden and hold off on washing their cars under water restrictions put in place by the City of Oakridge.

Oldest building in Lane County: 'It's really amazing for this age'

Oldest building in Lane County: 'It's really amazing for this age' »Play Video

The 16-by-20 foot Clerk's Building tucked away by the historical museum near the fairgrounds was built in 1853. In the past 162 years, it has moved 4 times. And thanks to a grant, much needed maintenance will help preserve the building for the future.

Wilderness ranger returns lost toy to boy: 'We didn’t really expect to find him'

Wilderness ranger returns lost toy to boy: 'We didn’t really expect to find him' »Play Video
Liam and Seal Pup, together again

A 5-year-old boy from Corvallis has his beloved stuffed seal back - and the seal has a new job promoting fire safety and Leave No Trace ethics in the wilderness.