Vale BLM installs new fire danger sign, just in time for fire season

Vale's new fire danger sign indicated a 'HIGH' rating as temperatures rise and fields dry out. (The Enterprise/Angelina Katsanis)

VALE - Fire season is officially here — and so is a new fire danger sign east of Vale to alert residents of the increasingly dry conditions. 

On Tuesday, June 8, the Vale BLM worked with Vale Fire and Rescue and Lee Farms to install a refurbished fire danger sign along Highway 20/26. 

The fire danger sign, which is visible to drivers as they head into town, is Vale’s first. There are four others in Malheur County, with two in Nyssa and two in Ontario.

The Vale BLM obtained the sign through the BLM's Wildfire Community Assistance program that aims to help communities prepare for wildfires. 

Al Crouch, fire mitigation . . .