Oregon fire officials are encouraging people to help prevent fires, reports KMTR 16.
According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, nearly 70 percent of wildfires are human-caused. It’s the campfires and discarded cigarettes – that’s what they’re talking about. Will the numbers of human-caused fires go down this summer due to social distancing and the stay-at-home order? That answer is not clear yet.
For more information on other fires tips and emergency preparedness, visit https://www.ready.gov/plan.