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Local Crews on the lookout for wildfires in wake of lightning Crews on the lookout for wildfires in wake of lightning (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Phil Hunter with the Oregon Department of Forestry said lightning-caused fires can "sleep" for days, sometimes weeks.

"We're concerned about the burning period," he said. "Three o'clock to five o'clock period is when you have winds on it, low humidities, and your temperatures are up there, that's when it's likely to pick up."

Search for Jennifer Huston extends to San Juan Islands

Search for Jennifer Huston extends to San Juan Islands
Jennifer Huston

The search for a missing Oregon mother has been extended to Washington state's San Juan Islands, after police learned that she had visited there before in the past and that it was one of her favorite spots.

Dangerous beauty: Thunderstorms spark new fires on Umpqua forest, Crater Lake park

Dangerous beauty: Thunderstorms spark new fires on Umpqua forest, Crater Lake park
Crater Lake National Park photo of rainbow July 30, 2014, during stormy weather. Thunderstorms ignited new fires in the park and on the adjacent Umpqua National Forest, east of Roseburg.

Smokejumpers are en route to lightning fires near the Mount Thielsen Wilderness, some of the six confirmed fire starts reported on the Umpqua National Forest.

Elsewhere, hand crews are heading into a fire on the Boulder Creek Wilderness.

And a new batch of fires are under attack by fire crews in Crater Lake National Park.

Where to see the Budweiser Clydesdales in person Thursday or Friday

Where to see the Budweiser Clydesdales in person Thursday or Friday
Big and bigger

Beer distributor Western Beverage Company earned the visit by the Clydesdale. But ahead of that special show Saturday, the horses are touring Lane County to the delight of fans.

"I knew that they were big," said Christian Kluth. "I didn't think that they were that big. Their hoof is almost the size of my head."

DuneFest revs up South Coast economy

DuneFest revs up South Coast economy
Let's ride!

DuneFest is officially under way, with thousands of riders seeking the most fun you can have on sand.

And while everything's set for a fun weekend, it can also be a dangerous one.

"We're going to have anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 people out here," said Rich Patten, safety coordinator. "Just the dynamics of safety are huge."

Man, 18, missing in central Oregon found by searchers on horseback

Man, 18, missing in central Oregon found by searchers on horseback
Search and rescue crews launched the search. Photo via Oregon State Police

http://media.kmtr.com/images/140731_Kevin_Mulert_405.jpgSearchers on horseback Thursday morning found a teen missing from a wilderness program in Central Oregon since early Wednesday morning.

Search and rescue workers found Kevin Mulert, 18, about 1 1/2 miles southeast of the camp.

Searchers provided initial medical care and water as it appeared he was dehydrated.

Oregon State Police said a National Guard helicopter was reportedly taking him to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for an examination.

 

Lobster saved by social media

Lobster saved by social media »Play Video
A lobster managed to dodge a dinner plate thanks to one woman's Facebook campaign. She saw the lobster, which had rare coloring, at a Publix and decided to save it. Jason wheeler reports.

Teen amputee trains for MMA fights

Teen amputee trains for MMA fights »Play Video
Some of the best mixed martial artists train in New Mexico. Many of them compete at the highest levels of MMA. But World Championships will probably not impress you the way one Albuquerque teen will. Orlando Sanchez introduces us to a kid who's gained the respect of the fighting community, without the use of one arm and both legs!

Job fair for mill workers displaced by fire

Job fair for mill workers displaced by fire »Play Video
Mill workers whose jobs went up in smoke wait for a chance to talk to prospective employers

The line was out the door Wednesday at WorkSource Lane for a job fair.

Allof these prospective employees knew one another: their jobs went up in smoke along with the Swanson Mill July 17 in Springfield.

The fire destroyed the mill, leaving 250 people out of work.