PF&R Chief Erin Janssens, July 29, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Overtime costs at Portland Fire drop

The recent cuts in the city’s budget affected Portland Fire & Rescue staffing, but Chief Erin Janssens said the department saved taxpayers a…

Firefighters conduct night shift operations on the Mile Marker 28 Fire burning 15 miles northeast of Goldendale, Wash. Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Washington Interagency Incident Management Team)

Progress against 2 Wash. Wildfires

Highway 97 has been reopened between Goldendale and Toppenish. The fire danger remains high through Thursday with the threat of lightning st…

Smoke billows from the Douglas Complex fires burning near the Southern Oregon town of Glendale. July 26, 2013. (Douglas Forest Protective Association)

Rogue River closed in S. Ore. fires

The 34-mile section of the Rogue from Galice to Agness is renowned for canyon scenery and difficult rapids. The risk is that whitewater raft…