Wet April Followed By Hot Spell Builds Up Fire Fuels

The combination of wet conditions in late April and early May followed by a hot spell with high winds has led to fire fuel build up that has dried quickly.  Erick Castaneda of the Oregon Department of Forestry says it is looking very dry, and there have already been a couple of small fires for wildland crews to deal with.  Castaneda says people going into wildfire prone areas are best advised to stay on improved roads.  Those going into the grassy and wooded areas are advised to bring a fire extinguisher can help prevent some fires.  And preparing defensible space for homes and properties is another important prevention step to take, go to firewise.org for tips on what that should look like.



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