Fire Season Nears

Fire season is nearing in the Mid-Columbia.  Rick Fletcher of the Oregon Department of Forestry says the potential is very similar to what we’ve seen in years past. Spring rains led to growth of grasses and small shrubs, which means a heavier fuel load.  Fletcher says on Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands in Wasco County, open debris burning has been shut down as of Tuesday.  Contact your local fire agency for regulations in your area.