Fire danger levels raised to 'moderate'


June 14, 2023

Due to a historically dry spring and unseasonably warm temperatures, Willamette National Forest officials have raised fire danger levels from “low” to “moderate.”

This transition serves notice that risk of fire is increasing and the public needs to be extra vigilant on forest lands, the U.S. Forest Service said in an announcement, which also included the Siuslaw National Forest.

“From the coast to the Cascade mountains, there’s been little rainfall over the last month,” said Eric Miller, acting fire staff officer for the Northwest Oregon Interagency Fire Management Organiza...

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