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New data on fire risk and a study on fuel reductions in high desert ecosystems comes as Central Oregon approaches fire season

About 92% of properties in Bend are at risk of being affected by wildfire over the next 30 years, according to data released by the nonprofit First Street Foundation on May 16. The data is the first nationwide property-specific model for the United States, finding that over 30 million properties have at least 1% or greater chance of experiencing wildfire in the next 30 years.…

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