Oregon Department of Forestry attack crews on the ground in Alaska. Photo: ODF
ALASKA - It’s been a somewhat tame fire season so far in Oregon, especially compared to last year.
With bases covered at home, the Oregon Department of Forestry sent personnel to assist in wildfire suppression efforts in Alaska in mid-July, according to a press release from ODF.
Both states are members of the Northwest Compact, a resource-sharing agreement that crosses state and international lines to allow for quick resource sharing to combat wildfires. In total, five states and five Canadian territories and provinces are members of the Northwest Compact.
In 2018, Alaskan agencies lent assistance on Oregon’s Klondike and Taylor fires, two blazes that combined, burned more than 225,000 acres in Southern Oregon.
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