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This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here's why

Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire races down the Columbia River Gorge toward Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to … Click to Continue »
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Oregon wildfire ravages picturesque gorge, ash chokes communities

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(Reuters) - A wildfire outside Portland, Oregon, forced hundreds of local residents to evacuate on Tuesday as it ravaged the picturesque Columbia River Gorge and sent burning embers raining on communities miles away.

Wildfires sweep across U.S. West, slow push toward Portland

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(Reuters) - An Oregon wildfire that has damaged landmarks in the scenic Columbia River Gorge slowed its push toward evacuated houses near the city of Portland on Wednesday, officials said.

A state's shared grief as fire chews through Oregon's beloved Columbia River Gorge

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As more than 100 wildfires burned across the West, a blaze exploded this week in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area that has left Oregon’s oh-so-outdoorsy residents in a state of public mourning. The Eagle Creek fire burn...

The heat is on: How climate change is making Western wildfires worse

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Let’s look at the other set of natural disasters that is being exacerbated by climate change. Major wildfires are burning in British Columbia in western Canada and in at least nine states throughout the American West: California, Co...

The US West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

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DENVER (AP) — Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana's Glac...

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