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Gov. Brown, agencies discuss Oregon’s 2022 wildfire season outlook; much of C.O. still in ‘exceptional drought’

Gov. Brown, agencies discuss Oregon’s 2022 wildfire season outlook; much of C.O. still in ‘exceptional drought’

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Go. Kate Brown and state officials held a news conference Monday to give an overview of the upcoming wildfire season and preparations for another busy summer.

The briefing also looked at Oregon’s coordinated fire suppression system, from the state and local perspective.

The governor was joined by representatives from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Oregon Military Department, Office of Emergency Management, and Department of Environmental Quality.

Brown already has issued drought declarations for 15 Oregon counties, the most ever at this time of the year.

Central Oregon is mostly in “Exceptional Drought,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, but thanks to recent rain and snow also has areas listed in better condition, some as “Abnormally Dry.”

Noah Chast will have more on the state’s wildfire season overview, tonight on NewsChannel 21 at Five.

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