GATES, Ore. — The unassuming utility tractor that’s usually dedicated to vegetable crops proved to be Bill Garton’s last line of defense against the wildfires raging around his land.

GATES, Ore. — The knowledge that deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office have built up about Oregon’s rugged Santiam Canyon proved critical as wildfires pushed by winds topping 100 mp…

A month after wildfires broke out across Washington state, the Red Cross was still providing lodging to survivors who lost their homes in Pierce County, Wenatchee and Spokane, demonstrating th…

Wildfires are the West’s worst enemy. Every year, rural towns, homes, farms, ranches and forests are blackened. Urged on by the wind and fed by summer’s dry heat these blazes consume everythin…

In 2020, about 7,353 firefighters on the Cal Fire force have fought more than 1,920 wildfires since Aug. 15, according to a Cal Fire spokeswoman.

It took just a few hours for the Alameda Fire to consume everything at Simple Machine Winery as the blaze all but leveled whole communities in Southern Oregon.Brian Denner and Clea Arthur, who…

When the Holiday Farm Fire struck Oregon’s McKenzie River Valley, Akins Trailer Sales, a trailer dealer in Harrisburg, Ore., offered to lend out its entire new fleet of trailers for free on an…

Farmers on the outskirts of the Oregon towns of Stayton and Sublimity who’d planned on ordinary field work encountered an unwelcome surprise in early September.