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There about 66 Oregon wild land firefighters who are dispatched to other areas of the country to help with current fires. While La Nina has brought cool, damp weather to most of Oregon this year; areas in Alaska, Arizona and New Mexico are experiencing some of the toughest fire conditions in a long time. Rod Nichols with the Oregon Department of Forestry says it's not just a good thing to help out our neighbors; the firefighters gain some valuable firefighting experience going to these different areas: “And they're surprisingly able to adapt quickly to these different situations, different terrain, different fuel types. And when they come back, we always fell that they have some really valuable experience because they know a whole lot more about fighting wildfires from being out there." In case you're wondering, those firefighters will be back in Oregon by the time our wild land conditions get to dangerous levels.

 

 

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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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