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Fire restrictions lifted in more Oregon forestland

Oregon Dept. of Forestry

The Oregon Department of Forestry says recent rains have eased the fire danger in more parts of western Oregon. The agency says starting Tuesday, it’s declaring an end to the fire season in three of its districts: West Oregon, Western Lane and South Cascade districts.

Those include Lane, Lincoln, Benton, and Polk Counties, and parts of Linn and Yamhill Counties.

While the change means fewer restrictions on fires, officials urge Oregonians to use caution even during cooler and wetter weather.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018 and became News Director in March, 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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