Oregon wildfire outlook: normal until July

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon is expected to see above-normal wildfire danger starting in July, and fire seasons imposing restrictions on open burning are starting in the southwestern corner of the state.

The National Interagency Fire Center's latest nationwide wildfire potential report shows much of Oregon at normal in June, with drier areas of the state moving into above normal. By July, above normal fire potential spreads across the Northwest, and continues through September.

Fire seasons are starting in the southwestern corner of the state. The Oregon Department of Forestry is declaring fire season starting Friday in Jackson and Josephine counties.

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Southern Oregon is in its fourth season of drought. Long-range forecasts call for summer to be warmer and drier than average.

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