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Jack Carriger, fire chief for the Stayton Fire District and Gates Rural Fire Protection District, said his crews of mostly volunteers worked long hours under dangerous conditions to save as many lives as possible as wildfires raged across the Santiam Canyon after Labor Day.

Farmers on the outskirts of the Oregon towns of Stayton and Sublimity who’d planned on ordinary field work encountered an unwelcome surprise i…

Even as fires continue to burn in parts of Oregon, officials on the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest are preparing to ignite their own fires — part of the annual prescribed burns in the area conducted to manage fuels.

A helicopter assists in firefighting in one of the dozens of fires burning across Oregon.