Fire danger goes to high


July 12, 2023

Chris Chapman

A firefighter battles a brush fire on Berlin Road on July 3.

Fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascades and Western Lane districts increased to "High" (yellow) on Tuesday, July 4.

That development affects approximately 1.9 million acres of state, private, county and Bureau of Land Management lands in Linn, Lane and portions of Douglas County. 

An ODF announcement of the change warned that any spark has the potential to start a wildfire.

"Dry conditions in the districts make it that much easier for a fire to catch and spread. Residents and travelers need to be vigilant when it comes to wildfire preventi...

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