Firefighting crews continue to battle the bloopering blazes in southern Oregon and the firefighting effort continues in the Great Basin region of the state.
A new report shows the Oregon firefighting crew, or the UO F&F, was the largest in the state, with more than 1,100 firefighters battling wildfires in the region.
The report from the National Interagency Fire Center shows UOF had more than 4,400 crews fighting wildfires in western Oregon and Washington in 2016.
The Oregon department of natural resources reports more than 10,000 crews battling fires across Oregon.
In addition to Oregon, the report showed the agency had crews in the western United States, including California, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Utah.
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The top five firefighters in the nation were:The UO firefighting team is in the process of adding firefighting support to its operations, according the report, which shows U.S. Forest Service firefighting operations were up by almost 25 percent from 2015.
The U.K. Department of Defence also reported the U.N. Assistance Mission in the Western Highlands region reported that there was an increase in U.U.N.-supported firefighting activity, from 6,000 firefighters in 2015 to more than 12,000 in 2016, with 1,300 firefighters reporting active operations in the area.