Central Oregon Strike Team Heads South to Aid in California Wildfires

A strike team from Central Oregon is heading to Southern California, where local firefighters will help in the efforts to battle wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres, and are threatening thousands of homes.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan caught up with some of the Bend firefighters before they left on a mission that will keep them from being home for the holidays.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge faces potential ecological challenges.

Wildlife biologist and President of the Friends of Malheur, Gary Ivey, is anxious for the staff of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to get back to work. They’re hoping there’s not too much damage done, however, without keeping up with the daily maintenance of 187,757 acres of wildlife habitat, there’s a lot to be concerned about, especially with a substantial influx of wildlife migrating at the end of February.