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Fire Management Agencies Check In For Update

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
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Smoke has been a more regular feature of the region's skies of late. 

Up until the beginning of August, the fire season did not feature the huge outbreaks of fires of recent years.  But it may just be a matter of time. 

Whatever happens,  crews and equipment from Oregon Department of Forestry and other agencies are ready for lightning or human-caused fires, or whatever comes their way.  We check in with Melissa Cano from Southwest Oregon ODF, Karen Ripley from the Blanket Creek Fire info office, and Sonny Faghera from the Modoc July Fire Complex info office join us with the latest on fires and preparations. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.