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Fire danger moves to "High"


August 9, 2016

The local level of fire danger will increase to “high” Friday, Aug. 12, the Oregon Department of Forestry announced Thursday.

“Like it or not, it is August and the weather seems to finally be acting normal, with warmer temps, so that means wildfire season is on,” said Neil Miller, ODF Wildland Fire Supervisor in the Sweet Home office.

After cooler temperatures and a quick shot of sprinkles earlier in the week, the energy release component rating was back at 35 on Thursday, Miller said.

“Additionally, the Bi-Mart Country Music Festival in Brownsville is currently in full swing t...

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