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Wildfire in northeast Oregon underescores east-west climate difference
Oregon Dept. of Forestry issued this news release today.
 
Wildfire in NE Oregon underscores east-west climate difference
 
Oregon Department of Forestry News Release
For immediate release
Major media distribution
October 10, 2011
Contact:  Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425, rnichols@odf.state.or.us
 
 
Residents of northwestern Oregon have already hunkered down for the rainy season, and fire season is becoming a distant memory. But Saturday's 97-acre wildfire near Ukiah in the Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) Northeast Oregon District underscores just how much the climate differs from one side of the Cascade Mountains to the other.
 
A debris burn escaped control, moved into dry vegetation and spread into a wildfire that required ODF firefighting personnel and four fire engines to contain. The blaze was stopped on Sunday and entered mop-up phase.
 
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