Slash Burning Planned for Tuesday

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    The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) plans several slash burns for Tuesday, October 18, some of which may be visible from Highway 101:

    • 2 miles east of Gleneden Beach on Immonen Road
    • 1 mile east of Boiler Bay
    • 2 miles east of Depoe Bay

    prescribed_forest_burning_2Under the Oregon Smoke Management Plan, ODF meteorologists regulate the number and size of burns, based on weather and wind conditions, to minimize smoke intrusion into populated areas.

    The Oregon Health Authority recommends that individuals with asthma, other lung disease, or heart disease, may be more sensitive to health effects from wildfire smoke and should reduce the amount of time spent outdoors or stay inside.

    Prescribed forest burning is a valuable tool to prepare a logged site for replanting of trees. And by reducing excess fuels, it also lowers the risk of wildfires.

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    Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.

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