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Fire danger starting to catch up to normal as things dry out


August 9, 2016

While the 2016 fire season has been relatively mild so far, fire danger is increasing.

Fire officials are urging people to keep regulated use restrictions in mind.

The Industrial Precaution Level increased to Level II Thursday, and conditions were just shy of “high” for fire danger at the end of the week.

The Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit started getting busier just before the Jamboree, said Unit Forester Craig Pettinger. Firefighters responded to two fires that weekend. One was a small spot along the railroad track west of Sweet Home, and the other was a 40- by 50-fo...

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