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Hot temps send fire danger to extreme


August 15, 2018

The fire danger level in east Linn County went to extreme Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, around Sweet Home.

Danger levels briefly hit extreme two weeks ago before dropping back to high.

Fire officials were looking forward to cooler temperatures over the weekend, but it didn’t get as cool as forecast, said Neil Miller, Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit forest protection supervisor.

Fire danger levels are calculated based on current weather and that over the preceding days, fuel types, and both live and dead fuel moisture.

At extreme, public use restrictions currently prohibit mow...

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