Wind-fanned Cloverdale fire destroys home, burns 1.5 acres

** A big shout out to all of our central Oregon agencies that supported Cloverdale Fire yesterday. What was reported as a small brush fire quickly escalated into multiple structures and wind driven wildland fire. All residents were safe, and no responder injuries. Thank you Sisters Fire, Redmond Fire, Bend Fire, ODF, USFS, Crooked River Ranch Fire, Black Butte Ranch, CEC, the Red Cross and all of our Volunteers who responded. Be Fire Safe and take extra precautions. We are in Exrreme Fire Conditions. Please remember to not block up roads to watch a fire, as we have multiple apparatus coming and going during an incident. ** SISTERS, Ore. - (Update: Cloverdale fire destroys home, losses top

Two huge California fires, four firefighters dead — and the fire season just started. Why?

REDDING — An hour after sunrise Monday, as hundreds of firefighters prepared for their next 24-hour shift on the front lines of one of California’s most destructive wildfires, they removed their hats and bowed their heads to remember their latest fallen colleague. A moment of silence was about all they had before suiting up at the fairgrounds to try to control the Carr Fire that had already burned nearly 104,000 acres in Shasta County over the past week, and destroyed more than 1,100 structures, including 818 homes. Over the past two and a half weeks, two firefighters have died in the Carr fire and two others — including an 82-year-old bulldozer operator — died in the Ferguson Fire in Yosemi

NEW FIRE RESTRICTIONS REGULATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, July 20th, 2018

STATE OF OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY FIRE RESTRICTIONS REGULATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION Number 02 Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, July 20th, 2018 By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area: All lands protected by the Central Oregon Forest Protection District, and all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof. Under this Regulated Closure it is unlawful to be in violation of the following restrictions: Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads. Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fire

EXTREME FIRE DANGER LEVELS REACHED...

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pendleton OR 207 PM PDT Wed Jul 18 2018 ...HOT WITH GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY TODAY AND THURSDAY... .Breezy to windy conditions will continue through this evening then gradually decrease overnight. Winds will increase again during the day on Thursday. The combination of gusty winds...low humidity... and very dry vegetation will threaten areas with extreme fire behavior.

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