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Fire staff promotes prevention in May

 

May 9, 2018

STUDENTS prepare to put out a fire during the 2017 annual June fire school held in the Sweet Home area.

With the weather warming up and the 2018 fire season looming, state fire officials are urging the public to help prevent forest fires and rural property owners to defend their homes against potential fire.

Carl Lemmer is the first of the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit's seasonal crew members to go to work, said Neil Miller, Sweet Home Unit forest protection supervisor. He is working on grants for fuels reduction projects and building defensible spaces around homes in the urban-forest interface.

The Sweet Home Unit has already responded to two small fires, during the heat tw...



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