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In recent months, several houses and a business have been struck by lightning, and weather forecasters predict this weekend will be loaded with lightning.

 

Katie Lighthall with Project Wildfire says lightning in unpredictable, so you have to prepare for possible fire even if you live in the city.  "We get about, on average, about 450 fires each year. And for the most part, we pick those up, but what's interesting is about half of them are lightning caused and half of them are human caused. And the one thing we do know is how fire behaved. And the one thing that we can change is how fire behaves. And we do that by reducing vegetation; making sure that we've cleaned up around out home. And making sure that we've broken up the continuity between the brush or the brush and your deck, that kind of thing."

 

Lighthall says even cleaning out your gutters from pine needles can do a lot to keep fire from affecting you.

You can get more fire safety tips at: www.firefree.org.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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