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Burn ban lifted, but regulated use remains


October 4, 2017

Photo by Sean C. Morgan Sunlight reflects off the steeple and cross at Sweet Home United Methodist Church while a rainbow shines behind it during a rain shower in Sweet Home Friday afternoon.

A spectacular rainbow graced Sweet Home with its presence Friday afternoon as the sun beamed brightly into a rain shower, creating double and triple rainbow effects.

With it, the annual burn ban is over, although some areas are still under restrictions.

That rainbow and the showers that dumped on soccer games a week earlier are clear signs that the end of a long, dry summer is near and the long, wet winter is looming.

The large forest fires around the state are still burning but under control and facing an imminent demise.

The Linn County Fire Defense Board has lifted the burn ban, sai...

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