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Governor declares statewide emergency in face of wildfire risks

SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency for the entire state “due to the imminent and ongoing threat of wildfire.”

Brown authorized the declaration Saturday night as a wildfire threatened homes in southern Oregon near the community of Galice.

The declaration clears state agencies to suspend rules that might impede a fire response and also readies the Oregon National Guard to “deploy and redeploy firefighting resources as . . .

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