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A firefighter lugs a chainsaw across his shoulder as he joins fellow firefighters in knocking down fuels beyond a backfire where a burn pile spread out of control.

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Scrambling to wildfires; Dual blazes test region’s resources

Just as Oregon’s Wildfire Awareness week gets under way, firefighters are hoping two simultaneous fires Friday, May 3 — one on Sevenmile Hill and another on Mill Creek — are not a glimpse of worse to come.

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Firefighters rush to two wildfires

Fuels are drying out, says fire chief

Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue calls on surrounding agencies for help with simultaneous wildfires on Sevenmile Hill and Mill Creek.


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