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Fire danger hits 'high' in Sweet Home


July 31, 2019

The fire danger rating in the Sweet Home area increased to “High” Tuesday morning, July 30, after the Industrial Fire Precaution Level moved from I to II on Thursday, July 25.

“It’s cooling off for the next few days,” said Chad Calderwood, Forest Protection Supervisor with the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit, Monday. “Then it’s back up into the 90s by the weekend.”

The temperature is expected to remain in the upper 80s and low 90s, he said.

“Summer is here.”

In the past couple of weeks, ODF firefighters responded to a one-acre fire, which started in a pum...

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