Even before the Western Oregon wildfires of 2020 were totally contained and mopped up, donations were pouring in to help individuals and communities that were impacted.
A year ago, when wildfires in Western Oregon burned about 1 million acres, thousands of people were evacuated, along with hundreds of head of livestock.
The Oregon CattleWomen organization has been on the front lines of efforts to help ranchers and others recover from last summer’s devastating Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon.
he SCWRF was established in 2020 under the umbrella of the Santiam Memorial Hospital’s Service Integration Team nonprofit organization directly after wildfires devastated communities in the Sa…
Feds, states increase permanent staffing for wildland fire.
With the wind blowing 70 mph in the McKenzie River drainage, Chief Rainbow Plews was quick to make the decision to go to Level 3.
Neighboring fire departments stepped up with donations to support the Detroit-Idanha Rural Fire Protection District, which lost its station and one of its fire engines in the Beachie Creek Fire.
Between Aug. 20 and Sept. 17, Hunsaker Cattle, operated by a Northern California ranch family, lost five of their six leased grazing parcels to fire.
Through her social media following, Darleen Sichley of Abiqua Acres Dairy found a way to help neighbors returning home in the aftermath of the recent wildfires.
SALEM — Tammy Dennee had not yet transitioned into her new job as executive director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association before she faced a major emergency.
Ed Diehl showed off the Knights of Columbus St. Anthony Hall in Sublimity, Ore., stuffed to the rafters with containers of food, clothing and other donated items destined for victims of the re…
GLIDE, Ore. — John Quimby was operating a bulldozer on the Elkhorn Fire west of Red Bluff, Calif., when his home property back in Oregon was destroyed by the Archie Creek Fire.
When Cal Fire resources were stretched thin during the LNU Lightning Complex Fires, a small group of volunteers helped save the towns of Pope Valley and Angwin, Calif.
GLIDE, Ore. — Jason Saylor didn’t have pre-approval through a fire contract to engage the Archie Creek Fire, but he didn’t let that stop him.
Returning to Gates, Ore., was an eye-opening experience for neighbors Cindy Chauran and Deana Freres.
GLIDE, Ore. — While many of their neighbors were working on the front lines of the Archie Creek Fire, three women were keeping operations behind the scenes organized.
Tommie Reevs is the barn owner and manager at Silver Saddle Ranch and Stables in Roseburg, Ore.
Emery & Sons workers and the personnel of two other construction companies set aside competitive urges and business rivalries to come together as a community in fighting the recent wildfir…
During his regular duties at the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Jonathan Sandau seldom has to chase a huge hog that’s escaped its pen.
Todd Miller, superintendent of the Santiam Canyon School District, checked on both of his district's school buildings almost daily for two weeks as the Beachie Creek Fire burned out of control.
Kellie Puckett leapt from her 4x4 Gator and greeted a family unloading their horse from a trailer.
Scott and Jill Ingalls have very specific abilities that were a perfect fit for the massive effort of keeping animals safe, sheltered and sustained at the Oregon State Fairgrounds during the S…
Taming the energy of a wildfire on Oregon’s high desert takes a lot of human energy and organization. That’s a fact well known by Summer Lake rancher and firefighter Kevin Leehmann.
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — On the first night of the Echo Mountain Fire Complex and then again on the second night, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Chief Rob Dahlman made the call for the department…
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 ma…
The wildfires that exploded across Oregon in late summer quickly strained all available firefighting resources, requiring Gov. Kate Brown to call in help from the Oregon National Guard.
With six wildfires already raging in Oregon’s forests, the state Department of Forestry knew the Labor Day weather forecast meant trouble.
Personnel, equipment ordering system designed for quick delivery if resources available.
Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers and his deputies had less than an hour to evacuate the 209 residents of Malden, Wash., as a wind-driven firestorm bore down on the town.