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Fire officials: Time to prepare for fire season


May 9, 2017

Though fire season might seem a long way off with the deluge of rainfall Sweet Home has received this year, but wildland firefighters are gearing up and urging homeowners to prepare.

The burn ban will take effect on June 15. The Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit’s seasonal crew will be on duty by June 18.

May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month. All month long the Oregon Department of Forestry, Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and fire educators statewide are spreading the word on ways to prevent human-caused wildfires, as well as how to...

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