State forestry officials in Oregon anticipate an above average fire season this year due to “abnormally dry and extreme drought conditions” in the southwest and north central portions of the state. The good news: “they are operationally prepared” for a “complicated wildfire season.” The bad news: the state agency responsible for fighting wildfires expects to run out of money in August, just as the peak fire season begins. “This is a concerning starting point at the doorstep of fire season.” Ya think?

 

 

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