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New state map identifies wildfire risks

To help property owners assess fire threats, the Oregon Department of Forestry recently released a new, detailed map of every area of the state but for residents of Malheur County, the risks of wildfire season are nothing new.

The map – the Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer – is the result of a collaborative effort between Gov. Kate Brown’s office, the Forestry Department, Oregon State University, and the Oregon State Fire Marshal. It can be found on the Forestry Department’s website.

“It really marked a transition of the thinking of the way we're tending to . . .