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Community members turn out for Wildfire Ready Night

"It rained more than an inch around the county, and we're talking about fires." With that sentence, Jeff Carlson, of Carlson Property Inspections captured the mood at the Linn County Wildfire Ready Night, held on Wednesday, Dec. 6. With a month left of 2023, a variety of state and local agencies gathered in Sweet Home to give Linn County residents guidance on protecting their homes from wildfire, while collecting public input for the new County Wildfire Protection Plan.

Christian Whitfield, serving as manager of the Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Program for the Sweet Home Fire District,...

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