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The temperatures are beginning to creep up, and eventually summer will get here. Kevin Benton with the Oregon Department of Forestry says now is the time to get your property cleaned up to prevent wildfires. "Items such as pine needles or leaves that may be in the gutters on the roof. That material up there. That material needs to be removed. What we call ladder fuels around the structure. You want to provide a good fuel break around your structure, at least 50 feet around the structure and what we're looking for ladder fuels there is tall brush, or brush underneath exiting trees that would allow a fire to climb up into the trees, adjacent to the home or near that home." Benton says owners of homes that are on land protected by ODF have received certification packets to help them comply with the Oregon Forestland Urban Interface Fire Protection Act. You can always request your local fire department, or Department of Forestry Fire specialist to inspect your property and advise you on fuels reduction.

 

 

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

 

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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