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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. 

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.

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.

Excessive Heat Warning: Know the symptoms of heat illness

Excessive Heat Warning: Know the symptoms of heat illness »Play Video

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.

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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.

Cable Crossing blaze near Glide grows to 830 acres

Cable Crossing blaze near Glide grows to 830 acres »Play Video
A single-engine air tanker makes a retardant drop on the Cable Crossing Fire. Photo by Austin Arts via DFPA

Following two consecutive days of Red Flag Warning weather, which brings high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds, the fire has grown to 830 acres. Containment is estimated at 15 percent.

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 »Play Video
After being held up for more than a day, the Fennica passes beneath the St. Johns Bridge through a gap of protesters that was created when at least three protesters dangling from the bridge came down.

But the Fennica’s path out of the city didn’t happen without dramatic resistance from protesters and a riveting battle for control of the Willamette River.

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.

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.

Lane County Fair sees 10% increase in attendance this year

Lane County Fair sees 10% increase in attendance this year »Play Video

The cool temperatures brought in large crowds for the record-breaking 2015 Lane County Fair.

Police identify man in suspicious letter case

Police identify man in suspicious letter case »Play Video

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

EPD officer charged with misdemeanor assault, misconduct

EPD officer charged with misdemeanor assault, misconduct
A Linn County prosecutor will handle the case.

A 14-year veteran of the Eugene Police Department faces charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree and Official Misconduct in the First Degree in connection with the treatment of a suspect last fall.