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Recent rainfall spells official end of fire season


October 11, 2016

A mild fire season officially ended Oct. 5 in Sweet Home and the greater South Cascade Forest Protection District.

The Fire Defense Board lifted the burn ban the day before. Regulated use ended with the end of fire season.

“Fire season is terminated in the South Cascade District, which includes the Sweet Home Unit,” said Neil Miller, forest protection supervisor at the Sweet Home Unit. “With that said, we have not released the burning of industrial slash from logging operations. We are looking for a couple more inches of rain. Sounds like that’s coming (this) week.”

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