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Frenchglen fire protection association forming

The Oregon Board of Forestry is holding a public hearing on a proposal to form a Frenchglen Rangeland Fire Protection Association.

The proposal calls for forming a cooperative, nonprofit, landowner-directed fire association to provide fire protection for rangelands in portions of Harney County.

The hearing is scheduled Dec. 11 at the Frenchglen Hotel, beginning at 3 p.m.

Rural fire protection associations were authorized by the Oregon Legislature in 1963 to fill a gap in protection for portions of the state. Currently 14 associations are active in Oregon.

--Mitch Lies

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