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Fire season ends, burn ban lifted


October 31, 2018

Fire season officially ended Friday, and the backyard burn ban has been lifted.

Rainfall ended one of the longer fire seasons in the past 20 years, said Chad Calderwood, Forest Protection Supevisor with the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit. “Shorter days and a little rainfall.”

A little rainfall turned into a lot over the weekend, with some 1.62 inches falling, Calderwood said.

A thunderstorm capped off the weekend with heavy rainfall Sunday evening.

The ODF received a report of smoke in the Upper Calapooia area, Calderwood said, but “nothing came of it.”

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