Oct 25, 2015

Oregon's wildfire season is over for 2015, Forestry Department says

Oregon
USA
by
Andre Meunier
,
Oregon Live
Dean Fox snapped a photo of his home before it was consumed Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, by the Canyon Creek Complex fire near John Day. As of Saturday, officials said at least 26 homes had been destroyed by the massive wildfire near John Day. Photo: Dean Fox, Les Zaitz, The Oregonian
Dean Fox snapped a photo of his home before it was consumed Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, by the Canyon Creek Complex fire near John Day. As of Saturday, officials said at least 26 homes had been destroyed by the massive wildfire near John Day. Photo: Dean Fox, Les Zaitz, The Oregonian

Oregon — and the West — experienced a third consecutive difficult wildfire season this year. As of Sept. 11, total wildfire costs totaled more than $211 million in Oregon and nearly $253 million in Washington, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry... The U.S. Forest Service said last month that for the first time, it is now spending more than half of its budget fighting wildfires