Rain Dampens Fire Danger

, Posted: Sat, October 13 2012 at 6:48 PM, Updated: Sat, October 13 2012 at 7:35 PM

It's been dry lately, and the threat of fires a constant concern. Now after 84 days without measurable rainfall in the valley, Medford received close to a quarter of an inch over night.

And while that may not seem like a lot of rain -- it was good news for officials at the Oregon Department of Forestry. With the rainfall and cooler temperatures, this morning officials lowered the fire danger from extreme to high.

"Were a little past the normal time when we bump out of extreme and go to high, but it's only about a week or ten days out of sync with what's normal. October is a typically dry month."

While the fire danger has gone down, officials are still cautioning people, saying fire season isn't quite over yet.

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