Government, OREGON, Wildfire

Gov. Brown declares state of emergency over wildfire risk

A six-acre wildfire burned in the Tillamook Forest on April 14, 2020. Photo: ODF

Local and state officials are increasingly warning of significant fire danger ahead of the Independence Day weekend, and now Governor Kate Brown has taken the step of declaring a state of emergency for all of Oregon over wildfire danger.

“The threat of wildfire in Oregon is imminent,” a press release from the Governor’s office read. 


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