South Cascade District fire danger now 'high'


August 10, 2022

Fire danger level has increased to “high” (yellow) on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascade District, which includes Sweet Home and Lebanon, as of Aug. 6.

This escalation comes on the heel of recent lightning strikes that caused numerous fires across the Cascades in portions of Lane, Douglas, Deschutes and Klamath counties.

With high temperatures and low relative humidity forecasted, the districts are implementing these public restrictions to reduce the risk of human-caused fires as we enter the heart of fire season.

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