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Fire season has arrived

Multiple small fires underscore need for fire restrictions


July 9, 2020

Fire restrictions are now in place across Crook County. According to Fire Warden Doug Leis, not only are conditions primed for a severe fire season in this area, we’ve already seen a number of incidents.

“Over the last week, we’ve been starting to have fires. Now it’s like every time a storm comes through, we end up with one or two,” Leis says.

This includes two fires on Monday morning and two the day before. It’s already getting to be pretty much every day, he says.

“It’s here to stay for a while this year. We’re just looking at the weather forecast outlook ahead is to st...

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