Fire Season Is Coming

When fire season arrives in the Mid-Columbia sometime in mid-June, it’s going to be a warm season with fuels that have been built up by heavy spring rains.  Rick Fletcher of The Dalles Unit of the Oregon Department of Forestry says the winter and spring moisture has led to fuel build-up.  Fletcher points out that there will be two “fire bosses,” planes capable of scooping water from the Columbia River to dump onto fires, stationed in Dallesport this summer.  To find help on keeping properties in the wildland/urban interface protected from fire, go to

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