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Fire season begins in Linn County


June 27, 2018

Fire season began Thursday, June 21, in the Oregon Department of Forestry’s South Cascade Fire protection districts from the mid-coast through the southern Willamette Valley to the crest of the Cascades.

“We’re in fire season a couple of weeks earlier than normal,” said Neil Miller, ODF Wildland Fire Supervisor for the Sweet Home Unit.

“Our energy release components, which looks at the fuel moistures, running close to moderate stage now. Couple of weeks ahead.

We’ve been kind of somewhat in a drought situation right now, with lack of moisture since May. We’re probably 10 in...

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