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Fire Season Ending

The Oregon Department of Forestry says the seasonal burn ban in Wasco and Hood River counties will terminate on Monday.  The ODF announced that fire season in its Central Oregon District will terminate fire season on Friday.  Continued cool moist weather over the last few weeks has significantly reduced the fire danger within the district, but officials add while the risk is diminished erratic winds and lack of precipitation can quickly cause a rise in fire danger.  Monitoring weather forecasts, following prevention tips such as having a shovel and water available when burning, and being aware of fire risk will help limit wildfires this fall.  The ODF is asking people to wait to burn until after the seasonal burn ban is terminated on Monday.  Check with local fire departments to determine if a burn permit is needed before burning.  Logging debris and slash burning requires a burn permit from the local ODF office in The Dalles.