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Concern over fire danger mounts as April temperatures rise

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue responds to a fire on NW Strohmeyer Road on April 13, 2021. Photo courtesy FGF&R

With a mid-April forecast showing temperatures in the low 80’s, depending on which forecast you read, local and state fire officials are concerned about fire danger.

“While the unseasonably dry weather is pulling Oregonians outside, it’s also spurring firefighters into action,” the Oregon Department of Forestry said in a press release issued Tuesday morning. 

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According to ODF, the state has already seen nearly three times . . .

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