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July 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Kim Novak, the star of "Vertigo" and other film classics, sat in a small boat Monday and watched as the former fishing lodge that had been her home went up in flames, along with mementos of her life in Hollywood.
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November 9, 2002 | From Associated Press
A string of rainstorms brought a watery curtain down Friday on the Biscuit fire, the biggest and most expensive single wildfire in the nation this year at nearly 500,000 acres and more than $154 million in firefighting costs. Nearly four months after the blaze started, control was not declared until more than 2 inches of rain fell on the fire, said M.J. Harvie, fire staff officer for Siskiyou National Forest. To date $154.
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August 25, 1992 | Associated Press
Tons of hay inside a historic blimp hangar fueled a massive fire that destroyed the structure, officials said. Hangar A, built during World War II and listed in the Guinness Book of Records as one of the two largest free-span wooden structures in the world, caught fire Saturday and had burned to the ground by Sunday morning. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire was not known.
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June 2, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Earth Liberation Front, a shadowy group blamed for costly arson attacks across the country, claimed responsibility Friday for fires last month at the University of Washington and a tree farm in Oregon. The organization is stepping up efforts to punish companies and institutions it says are threatening the environment, the FBI said Friday. Several hours before ELF's announcement, three logging trucks were torched at a company in Eagle Creek, 40 miles southeast of Portland.
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August 15, 1996 | Associated Press
Fire destroyed at least five homes as it swept through an evacuated 35-home subdivision Wednesday afternoon on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, about 90 miles southeast of Portland. The 24,000-acre fire on the reservation was one of dozens that have burned more than 450,000 acres throughout the West over the past week. In California, exhausted firefighters gained an edge on some blazes, but their ranks were stretched thin as hot, dry weather dragged on.
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October 19, 1991 | Associated Press
Federal money and firefighters poured into the Northwest on Friday to help fight wildfires that spread over 250,000 acres, destroyed more than 100 homes and claimed five lives. Officials began tallying the fires' costs, estimated to be $15 million in Spokane County alone. Calmer winds, lower temperatures and higher humidity Friday helped firefighters battle more than 50 major fires and scores of smaller blazes.
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October 17, 1991 | Associated Press
Wind-driven fires raged Wednesday in Spokane suburbs and northern Idaho, killing three people and destroying dozens of homes, authorities said. Dry conditions and strong winds also fed forest and grass fires that burned thousands of acres in Oregon and Montana. Firefighters were battling more than 20 fires on about 30,000 acres ringing Spokane.
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January 1, 2000 | Associated Press
A radical environmentalist group has claimed responsibility for a Christmas Day fire that destroyed a Boise Cascade timberland management center. An Earth Liberation Front communique contended that Boise Cascade has been active in deforestation in the Northwest. No one was injured in the fire that destroyed the 8,000-square-foot building. The group has also claimed responsibility for a $12-million fire at the Vail Resort in Colorado in 1998.
NEWS
June 21, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An arson attack destroyed the sanctuary of a predominantly black church in Portland, Ore., the first such fire in the Northwest since national attention focused on a wave of burnings across the South. Investigators refused to speculate on whether the blaze at Immanuel Christian Fellowship was racially motivated, or a copycat of the 40 or so fires at churches in the South since January 1995.
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May 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An early-morning fire of suspicious origin caused heavy damage to a busy Portland abortion clinic that has been the target of arsonists in the past. Fire Department officials said the cause was "suspicious." Federal agents are "pursuing all leads," an FBI spokesman said. Fire broke out at the Lovejoy Surgicenter and flames were shooting out a back window when firefighters arrived, an official said. There were no injuries.
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May 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
The FBI on Tuesday began investigating whether a radical environmentalist organization was responsible for a fire ignited by explosives that destroyed two buildings and several vehicles at a tree nursery. And Seattle fire officials determined late Tuesday that arson was to blame for a fire that gutted laboratories and offices at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture, about 150 miles to the north. Both fires were reported about 3:20 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt.
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July 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Kim Novak, the star of "Vertigo" and other film classics, sat in a small boat Monday and watched as the former fishing lodge that had been her home went up in flames, along with mementos of her life in Hollywood.
NEWS
January 1, 2000 | Associated Press
A radical environmentalist group has claimed responsibility for a Christmas Day fire that destroyed a Boise Cascade timberland management center. An Earth Liberation Front communique contended that Boise Cascade has been active in deforestation in the Northwest. No one was injured in the fire that destroyed the 8,000-square-foot building. The group has also claimed responsibility for a $12-million fire at the Vail Resort in Colorado in 1998.
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January 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An underground group of environmental activists claimed responsibility for a fire at the U.S. Forest Industries headquarters in Medford, Ore., that caused $500,000 in damage. In a fax, the Earth Liberation Front said the Dec. 26 fire was "in retribution for all the wild forests and animals lost to feed the wallets of greedy" corporations. The office that burned was headquarters for four mills--a White City veneer mill, a Grants Pass plywood mill, a Colorado stud mill and a Florida sawmill.
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May 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An early-morning fire of suspicious origin caused heavy damage to a busy Portland abortion clinic that has been the target of arsonists in the past. Fire Department officials said the cause was "suspicious." Federal agents are "pursuing all leads," an FBI spokesman said. Fire broke out at the Lovejoy Surgicenter and flames were shooting out a back window when firefighters arrived, an official said. There were no injuries.
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August 27, 1996 | From Associated Press
New lightning fires were sparked in the Cascade Range on Monday as Army troops arrived to help battle blazes that have burned 100,000 acres in Oregon alone. About a dozen new fires were spotted in an area where the desert meets a mountain range that includes the snowcapped Three Sisters. Hazy smoke cleared just enough to allow a view of the mountains for the first time since fire moved into this area of central Oregon over the weekend, burning 18,000 acres of range land and destroying 19 homes.
NEWS
August 4, 1988
A wind shift sent dense smoke from an out-of-control "field burn" drifting across Interstate 5 near Albany, Ore., triggering a 21-vehicle chain-reaction pileup that killed seven people and injured 37 others. "It's the worst accident I've ever seen, and several officers have said basically the same thing," State Police Senior Trooper Calvin Curts said after taking a helicopter flight over the wreckage.
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May 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
The FBI on Tuesday began investigating whether a radical environmentalist organization was responsible for a fire ignited by explosives that destroyed two buildings and several vehicles at a tree nursery. And Seattle fire officials determined late Tuesday that arson was to blame for a fire that gutted laboratories and offices at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture, about 150 miles to the north. Both fires were reported about 3:20 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt.
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August 18, 1996 | Associated Press
Firefighters burned several hundred acres of dry range land in eastern Oregon to slow the growth of a 95,000-acre fire, one of several wind-swept blazes burning in nine Western states Friday. "We've fought fire with fire, and we're pretty successful today," said Gary Meese, a division supervisor battling the fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
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August 15, 1996 | Associated Press
Fire destroyed at least five homes as it swept through an evacuated 35-home subdivision Wednesday afternoon on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, about 90 miles southeast of Portland. The 24,000-acre fire on the reservation was one of dozens that have burned more than 450,000 acres throughout the West over the past week. In California, exhausted firefighters gained an edge on some blazes, but their ranks were stretched thin as hot, dry weather dragged on.
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