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Despite recent rains, officials decide to begin fire season


July 1, 2020

Fire season will begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, on the forests and rangelands in southern Linn County protected by Oregon Department of Forestry’s South Cascade district.

South Cascade joins ODF’s Western Lane and Northeast Oregon districts in entering fire season on July 1. Six other ODF districts in southern and central Oregon are already in a declared fire season.

A fire season declaration places fire prevention restrictions on landowners and the public on lands protected by ODF. Fire prevention regulations on industrial logging and forest management activities also go into e...

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