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Thick smoke settles in the Willamette Valley

Thick smoke settles in the Willamette Valley »Play Video
The pink area on this map shows the area affected by the Red Flag warning until 11 p.m. August 22.

A wind shift Saturday afternoon caused thick smoke from wildfires northeast of Eugene to combine and settle in the Willamette Valley.

Soldier from Oregon Army National Guard stops Islamist Gunman on train to France

Soldier from Oregon Army National Guard stops Islamist Gunman on train to France

An active duty Oregon Army National Guard and an Air Force member were able to jump on an active shooter in France. They subdued and held the Islamist gunman until authorities were notified and arrived on scene.

National Guard soldiers train to help fight fires

National Guard soldiers train to help fight fires
An Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter navigates through smoke on the way to their drop site in support of firefighting ground crews, Aug. 5, at the Stouts Fire. The Black Hawk helicopter is equipped with a "Bambi bucket" which carries approximately 500 gallons of water. Two Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters have been working out of the Roseburg Municipal Airport since Monday to aid ground firefighting crews and have been joined by one Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter based out Pendleton, Ore. The Stouts Fire currently covers more than 19,000 acres. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

The Oregon Army National Guard sent 2 HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to help combat the Stouts Fire.After Gov. Kate Brown activated the Oregon National Guard to help fight fires, 125 soldiers are scheduled to begin firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and training (DPSST) in Salem.

Donation fund set up for devastating wildfires in Ore., Wash.

Donation fund set up for devastating wildfires in Ore., Wash.
A large smoke column generated from active fire behavior in the southeast portion of the fire was visible from throughout the area on August 20. (Photo from Malheur National Forest)

As wildfires sweep across the Pacific Northwest, several people are stepping in to help their neighbors who lost everything.

Brattain House helps families with school supplies: 'I never thought I would be in this bind'

Brattain House helps families with school supplies: 'I never thought I would be in this bind' »Play Video

For many parents, back to school means more financial pressure, but the Brattain house is easing their burdens and working to provide low-income and homeless students the supplies they need to undergo their studies. 

Police: Springfield man faces 31 charges for child pornography

Police: Springfield man faces 31 charges for child pornography »Play Video

A Springfield man’s charges in a child pornography investigation now total 31, and that number could continue to increase.

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Sheriff: 3 arrested following narcotic-related search warrant

Sheriff: 3 arrested following narcotic-related search warrant

Linn County deputies served a narcotic-related search warrant and uncovered three ounces of methamphetamine, $367, digital scales, multiple prescription tablets, and a .380 Hi Point semi-automatic pistol, according to Undersheriff Jim Yon.

Wildland firefighter in training: 'If you're able bodied, do your part'

Wildland firefighter in training: 'If you're able bodied, do your part' »Play Video
Trainees practice deploying fire shelters

Fire season is an annaul concern in the Pacific Northwest, but this summer may be unprecedented.

"Normally it's not like this," said John Berger, owner and instructor at the wildland firefighting school NFTCA Inc. "This time of year, it's dead this time of year. All of the trainings happen January through June. But this year, because of the situation going on throughout the region, it's just going crazy with training."