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Caution advised in Siuslaw National Forest

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014

The Siuslaw National Forest moved to a Fire Danger Level High rating last week. Forest officials are asking visitors to be fire safe when visiting the national forest.

“Due to continued hot and dry weather and the commitment of many fire personnel to other fires in the Pacific Northwest, we have moved our fire danger level to a high,” according Dan Eddy, fire management officer for the Siuslaw National Forest.

A high fire danger level indicates that fuels are dry enough that fires can start easily from any cause. Unattended campfires are more likely to escape, and fires that do escape may become serious and difficult to control.

For the complete article see the 08-06-2014 issue.

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