August 23, 2012
Hood River volunteer firefighter Joe Correa moves forward to put out a brush fire during a practice burn by several agencies Wednesday at Hood River Golf Course. Crews have now finished their practice burns for the summer and ...are waiting for the real thing. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber declared a state of emergency Thursday due to the imminant threat of wildfires throughout the state and the State Fire Marshall is urging the public to take extra precautions to protect homes and to avoid starting fires.