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Burn ban, fire season, regulated use begin


June 19, 2019

Of The New Era

Fire season and regulated use officially took effect a minute after midnight Monday morning, June 17.

The annual burn ban began Saturday, June 15.

The designation applies to all lands protected by the South Cascade Forest Protection District, which includes the Sweet Home Unit, and all forestland within one-eighth mile of the border. The district includes most rural areas around Sweet Home, including Bureau of Land Management property along the Quartzville Corridor.

It’s a couple of weeks early, said Neil Miller, Sweet Home Unit forest protection supervisor, Friday. “I...

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