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Winds and high temperatures have created fires around the state, and evacuations are underway.

COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON NATIONAL GUARD
COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON NATIONAL GUARD
COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON NATIONAL GUARD - Trees burn as forest fires continue in Eastern Oregon.
The Oregon National Guard has responded to five counties with wildland fire and search-and-recovery efforts on Tuesday, Sept. 8, employing seven aircraft, including UH-60 Blackhawk and UH-72A Lakota helicopters, directly assisting local counties.

"With situations continuing to change, the Oregon National Guard is monitoring the ongoing conditions to respond and support local agencies when requested," according to a 6:16 p.m. press release. "The Oregon National Guard has three teams of 125 members red card trained and on standby to support wildland fire efforts."

COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON NATIONAL GUARD - Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Newgard and crew chief, Staff Sgt. Elana Cleveland out of Salem prepare the water bucket for aerial drops.


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