Cooler climate pushes back the start of wildfire season

Hadley Jeffries, Vale District of the Bureau of Land Management hotshot crew member, talks about the upcoming fire season at the federal office in Vale. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

VALE – A wetter spring will delay this year’s wildfire season as the region is headed for what appears to be a more normal season.

The overall fire danger for Bureau of Land Management ground in Malheur County remains low, said Al Crouch, fire mitigation/education specialist for the Vale District of the BLM.

“Here locally we are . . .