Multiple agencies and organizations met at The Oregon Department of Forestry on Tuesday to discuss how they can mitigate the fire risk.
Oregon PUC doesn’t want what happened in California to happen here.
Letha Tawney with Oregon PUC said the state has a good track record so far.
“The California example is a warning that we have an opportunity, a window, a moment to get ahead of the changing wildfire risk,” Tawney said.
Last year, California’s deadliest wildfire was sparked by electrical lines.
Pacific Power has already announced steps it wants to take to reduce the wildfire risk.
One of the new safety measures the power company is considering, is shutting off the power in high-risk areas in an emergency.
Youc an view an interactive map of public fire restirctions HERE.
NBC5 News at Sunrise co-anchor Allison Ross graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Before coming to NBC5 News, she was a reporter and anchor at KOMU in Columbia, MO and interned at FOX 25 News in Boston. Allison also spent six months reporting in Europe where she covered the European Commission.
When she’s not in the newsroom, Allison loves adventures. She enjoys traveling and is excited to explore the West Coast. Allison’s motto: “Try everything once!”