Fire Fuels Drying Out

After a cooler and wetter spring than expected, temperatures have warmed in the Gorge during July, and that means fire fuels are drying out.  Oregon Department of Forestry The Dalles Unit Wildland Fire Supervisor Erick Castaneda says hot temperatures and high winds have fire crews on alert.  Castaneda noted last week they had to deal with a 15-acre fire in the Mosier area, but were able to get it knocked down thanks to some wetter fuels underneath trees.  But he expects with continued drying, fire crews will have a busy summer.  

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