While wildfires in Alaska have now burned more than two million acres, and a fire in Arizona is threatening homes, Oregon has only seen three wild land fires so far this year, the latest being the Mile 97 Fire currently burning southeast of Canyonville.
While things are quiet now, wild land firefighters with the Redmond based Pat-Rick Environmental are staying busy. Should a fire break out anytime soon those same firefighters will need to be ready at a moments notice.
Even with fires being few and far between in Oregon, local forest officials aren’t taking any chances and have implemented restrictions in several national forests across the state, including the Deschutes.
But with temperatures expected to rise in the coming days, officials are saying we’re not out of the woods just yet. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.