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Fire danger reduced after rainfall


September 12, 2018

With some rainfall over the weekend, local fire danger levels fell to “moderate” and Industrial Fire Precaution Level II Monday morning in the Sweet Home area.

A chance of rain continues through the week, said Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit Forester Craig Pettinger. He expected the weather will be similar to Monday’s occasionally overcast skies and morning rain.

“I don’t think it’s going to be a season-ending amount of rain,” Pettinger said. Heavier rains passed to the north of Sweet Home beginning Friday, while the South Cascades District caught the edges of...

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