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Recent fires prompt warnings as dry weather pattern continues

 

May 8, 2019



Area fire officials are cautioning homeowners to be careful when burning backyard debris.

A recent spate of escaped debris burns have resulted in serious and preventable damages in the Willamette Valley recently, officials note.

As Sweet Home approaches three weeks with no measurable rainfall, and, according to forecasters, probably at least another week before any moisture arrives.

A fire burned a quarter of an acre on April 26 at the old Triple T mill site in Cascadia and a second fire burned an old travel trailer on Mountain Home Drive. Local fire officials said both started when wind...



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