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Temperate temperatures, moisture drop fire danger a notch


August 14, 2019

By Sean C. Morgan

Of The New Era

Thanks to low temperatures, relatively high moisture and a shot of rain early Thursday morning, the Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascades District reduced the fire danger level from “high” to “moderate” Friday morning.

“We’re officially bumping down,” said Sweet Home Unit Forester Craig Pettinger Thursday afternoon. “It makes sense.”

Wet, cloudy weather continued into the weekend, with cloud cover beginning to break up Sunday.

Early this year, fire officials were predicting an above-average fire season, and in June energy release co...

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