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Page 14 Vot ('~.OMMIINITV " June 13, 2012 i 1~ ,,~,,~ The past couple of years said. That sets up warmer, drier D Sweet Home has been fortunate, weather mid to late summer. he said, and last spring was cold The open burning restric- From page 1 and wet. tions coincide with the current last week's rain has helped hold Predictions are difficult, but air-quality rules set forth by the off that process. Keith said the fire season is shap- Oregon Department of Environ- Thousand-hour fuels had ing up to be a little more danger- mental Quality. Those rules al- been dropping off at average ous than the past couple of years, ready forbid open burning within rates during May prior to the rain, though it appears it will remain three miles of cities over 1,000 in Keith said. Those include large below average, population and six miles from cit- downed branches, logs and tree The fuels are back to dryingies over 50,000 in population after stumps that burn only under pro- out this week, said Forest Protec- June 15. These burn restrictions longed dry conditions, or when tion Supervisor Nell Miller.expand the geographical scope to sufficiently pre-heated by adja- Fire danger will be highest in include areas outside the three- "cent fuels. They can often act as the east and especially the south- and six-mile limits. fire breaks, east, which has had a drought, ".We hope this ban on resi- "It's probably a little below Miller said. Meteorologists are dential burning spurs increased average as far as severity, but it's predicting more lightning this public awareness of wildfires and going to be hot and dry in July and year too. what people can do to help pro- August and we will have a fire "We're kind of in a stall, end- tect their own property," Benton season." ing La Nifia into E1 Nifio," Miller County Fire Defense Board Chief. Rick Smith said. "The work that a All of these options are now avail- property owner does now to main- able to the public year-round. tain a defensible space around Rural fire agencies and the their property will make the dif- Oregon Department of Forestry ference between losing a home or have the authority to enforce and structure, and keeping their valu- regulate the burn ban and may is- able investment intact during a sue citations for violation of the wildfire event." burning restrictions. The Sweet Home Unit's fuels Fire season will probably reduction crews are working again begin around the Fourth of July, this year, and they're looking for possibly as early as July 2. Regu7 projects, Keith said. Anyone in- lated use on the Quartzville Cor- terested in the program should rider will begin at the same time, contact the Sweet Home Unit for restricting campfires to rings. The information, exact day depends on rain. The fire defense board chief For more information on the encouraged property owners to open burning restrictions as well explore other options during the as advice on safe debris disposal, burn ban. 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