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Oregon Department of Forestry warns of fire danger over Memorial Day weekend

A burn pile that escaped control on NW Strohmeyer Rd on Tuesday, April 13. Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue

The Oregon Department of Forestry is warning of increased fire danger over Memorial Day weekend.

“It’s time for everyone to put their Smokey hat on,” said Oregon Department of Forestry’s Fire Prevention Coordinator Tom Fields in a press release. “The continued drought and unseasonably warm weather we’re facing could lead to unintentional wildfires.”

According to AAA, an estimated 485,000 Oregonians plan to travel over the weekend, a large increase over 2020’s numbers. 

Temperatures are expected to soar into the upper 80’s over the holiday weekend, according to the Portland . . .

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