Oregon Timberlands Closed

Originally published by: LespromSeptember 8, 2011

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Moscow - Weyerhaeuser Company announced effective immediately that all of its western Oregon timberlands will be closed to public access due to the current extreme forest fire danger. Public access to its timberlands will remain closed until the weather improves.

Due to the hot weather, wildfire danger is at the highest levels of the summer and likely to rise further in the coming days. According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, the high heat, low humidity, and lightning in the forecast, puts fire danger at high or extreme across most of the state – in the drier eastern and interior southwestern regions, as well as in the Coast Range and the Willamette Valley.

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900.

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