Disasters & Accidents

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Amid the turmoil in Washington last week over Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump signed a re-authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. Oregon Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio says this is good news for consumers and firefighters.

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It’ll soon be legal to salvage roadkilled deer and elk in Oregon.

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If any bipartisanship still exists in Congress, it’s on earthquake preparedness. A bill that aims to reduce risks to life and property has cleared the U.S. Senate.  KLCC's Brian Bull reports.

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It seemed like fall in the Southern Willamette Valley – cooler mornings, overcast skies and even rain.

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Disaster can strike at any time…and how you fare could all come down to how prepared you are. The City of Eugene Wednesday hosted an emergency preparedness fair in downtown Eugene.

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Do you have enough to survive for 2 weeks without electricity or water?

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The firefighter who was critically injured in a hit-and-run collision earlier this month remains in hospital and medical costs are mounting. A grassroots effort is underway to help a stranger who came to fight the Terwilliger Fire.

Willamette National Forest

U.S Forest Service officials have begun surveying the damage caused to the Terwilliger Hot Springs as a result of the Terwilliger Fire that began on August 19th.

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Crews are steadily gaining on wildfires, thanks to cooler, damper weather settling in across the Pacific Northwest.

Springfield Library

The normally quiet Springfield library is humming with a loud noise right now. It’s the sound of fans being used to dry out the soggy carpet.

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I-5 is now open near the Oregon-California border.

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The Terwilliger Fire has burned over 9,500 acres and containment on Wednesday is at 35%. In addition to the crews fighting and analyzing fire behavior, there are those assigned to perform structural assessments of area homes and businesses.

Tiffany Eckert

Monday night, a member of Terwilliger Fire suppression personnel was the victim of a hit and run.

Oregon state police troopers responded to a report that a vehicle struck a pedestrian on Highway 126, near the entrance of the base camp for the Terwilliger Fire.  

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association have determined the cause of several fires that began on Friday evening along Interstate 5 at milepost 163 near Curtin was a failed catalytic converter from a passing vehicle. The six fires burned a combined total of approximately 97 acres.

United States Forest Service

UPDATE: As of 7:10 pm Monday (9/3), the Terwilliger Fire 60 miles east of Eugene-Springfield continues to burn in rugged terrain.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Multiple fire agencies responded to several fires along I-5 near Curtin on Friday evening. Six fires were reported to be burning between milepost 162 and milepost 165 northbound at around 6:00pm Friday.

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Forest officials say nationwide, at least 19 incidents involving drones and fire-fighting aircraft have happened this year. And they’re rebuking suggestions fire crews simply shoot them down.

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INCIWEB UPDATE:  As of 8:41am Saturday, the Terwilliger Fire is currently at 8,122 acres, with 633 personnel battling it over steep terrain.  It is 23 percent contained.

US Forest Service

The Terwilliger Fire, in the Willamette National forest, is now 6,866 acres and 17% contained.

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The air throughout the Southern Willamette Valley is expected to get smokier and hazier between now and Wednesday night. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

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Air attacks on the Terwilliger Fire burning east and west of the Cougar Reservoir were suspended Sunday after an unmanned aircraft system, or “drone”, was detected over the fire, violating a temporary flight restriction.

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UPDATE as of 5:43pm 8/26/18: 382 personnel are working on the fire, and the Terwilliger Fire is now at 5,398 acres. The fire is on both the east and west sides of the Cougar Reservoir. 

Willamette Wildfires

The Terwilliger Fire in the Willamette National Forest doubled in size. It is now over 3,200 acres and 1% contained. Officials report the fire has burned through a popular recreation site known as Cougar Hot Springs.

Willamette Wildfires

The Terwilliger Fire, near Blue River, has doubled in size. The blaze now burns over 3200 acres, on both sides of Cougar Reservoir.

Tiffany Eckert

The Terwilliger Fire in the Willamette National Forest is more than 1,200 acres and only one-percent contained. It’s burning near Blue River on both sides of Cougar Reservoir.

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The Terwilliger Fire off Highway 126 near Blue River is now burning more than 1,200 acres and is 1% contained. Smoky conditions limited crews’ ability to determine the exact perimeter of the fire until Tuesday night.

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Willamette National Forest officials say numerous campgrounds, trails, roads, and recreation sites have been closed off in the vicinity of the Terwilliger Fire.

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A new fire was reported on the Willamette National Forest near Terwilliger Hot Springs on Sunday.

Oregon Department of Forestry

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management is collaborating with other state agencies to further raise fire prevention awareness.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports the goal is to reduce human-caused fires.

OSU

Construction has resumed on an Oregon State University facility that suffered a collapse last March.

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