A six-acre wildfire burned in the Tillamook Forest on April 14, 2020. Photo: ODF
Local and state officials are increasingly warning of significant fire danger ahead of the Independence Day weekend, and now Governor Kate Brown has taken the step of declaring a state of emergency for all of Oregon over wildfire danger.
“The threat of wildfire in Oregon is imminent,” a press release from the Governor’s office read.
Brown signed the declaration on Tuesday.
In fact, the threat is already occurring; in Dufur, where the Wrentham Market Fire is now around 10,000 acres, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. A task force that includes Washington County firefighters is aiding . . .
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