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Red Flag Warnings in Effect

WESTERN OREGON — A Red Flag Warning is in effect for northwest Oregon from the¬†National¬†Weather Service, meaning high fire danger for our area.

The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday and covers much of the northwest corner of the state, including all of Lane, Linn, and Benton counties. The strong northeast winds and low humidity levels that are expected Wednesday are making for very dry fuels and the potential for rapid fire growth.

The Bureau of Land Management canceled several prescribed burns planned near Fern Ridge Reservoir because of the warning. Burning restrictions are also in affect for the Willamette National Forest.

As for one of the big wildfires still burning in Oregon, the Pole Creek Fire, crews say they’re making progress.

They completed two miles of fire lines on Tuesday. About 400 personnel are working the fire which is holding at just more than 26,000 acres.

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  1. Cathy Sexton says:

    Just wondering if we can burn in our fire pit at our home.

  2. B.A. says:

    Under ORS 477.535 to 477.550 all lands protected by South Cascade Forest Protection District – Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fiores, cooking fires, and warming fires.

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