Oregon to see low fire potential for the next seven days

Sep 23 2020, 11:05 am

Thanks to some cooler weather systems hitting the Pacific Northwest and sporadic rain in Oregon, the emergency services fighting against the wildfires in our state have a more positive outlook on the coming weeks.

As of Tuesday, the more than 30 raging fires were cut down to just 10 active fires, and a lot of that is due to the shift in weather that has allowed firefighters to focus on containment rather than evacuation and safety.

On Wednesday morning, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management shared a seven-day forecast that shows almost all “low” chances for fire risk in every region of Oregon.

The rest of the week in the Portland metro area is set to see some rain through to Sunday, and normalized wind paired with this precipitation could help our region get beyond the current emergency facing the region.

In addition, OEM has shared resources for those who were affected by the wildfires.

Wyatt FossettWyatt Fossett

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