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People troubled by the destruction and suffering caused by the Chetco Bar Fire in southwestern Oregon -- and Hurricane Harvey in Texas -- can help. 

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50 miles east of Roseburg, the Umpqua North Complex has burned about 21,000 acres.  It’s a large and difficult series of fires for crews to battle.  

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Over recent days, air quality has been unhealthy through much of Oregon due to wildfire smoke. Those most vulnerable are the very young, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions.

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Residents of the South Willamette Valley should get relief from poor air quality this afternoon (Tuesday). But the smoky air is expected to return for Labor Day weekend.

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Southwest of Roseburg, crews continue to fight the Horse Prairie Fire, which has burned more than 2,500 acres.  This afternoon, the Douglas County Sheriff issued a Level 3 "GO" evacuation notice for residents in the Riddle community near Lower Cow Creek. KLCC’s Brian Bull has more.

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Heavy smoke from fires in the Cascades has led to “unhealthy” and “very unhealthy” air quality ratings in Lane County over the last few days.

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Roughly 20 wildfires are burning across Oregon, including the Chetco Bar Fire near Brookings, which has destroyed more than 117,000 acres.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the fire remains uncontained.  

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Hot and dry conditions are adding to the challenges firefighters are facing as they battle 23 active wildfires throughout Oregon, and wildfire smoke has caused air quality conditions to deteriorate.

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A Eugene man was killed early Thursday when his car was hit by a driver allegedly fleeing a sheriff’s deputy.

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Low-income Oregonians who’ve had their home destroyed by wildfires might be able to get financial help.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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