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As season heats up, firefighters train in SH

 

July 4, 2018

FUTURE fire crew members train on Marks Ridge Friday in a live fire exercise.

With fire season already active and regulated use restrictions in place since Monday, July 2, Chad Calderwood of the Oregon Department of Forestry's Sweet Home Unit advises residents and visitors be "fire smart."

Put campfires out before leaving, clean up garbage and perform fuel reduction cleaning around houses, he counseled.

"They're predicting drier than normal conditions. We haven't had a whole lot of rain, so we're looking at above average fire season," he said.

To prepare for fire season, the Mid-Willamette Valley Interagency Wildland Fire School held its 22nd annual training June 2...



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