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Wildfires, lack of resources prompt increase in 'Fire Danger Level'

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- The south coast is now under an "Extreme" fire danger level, which means increased use restrictions for the public.

Coos Forest Protective Association says hot, dry and windy weather conditions prompted the increase for Coos, Curry and western Douglas counties.

With a lack of resources due to all the fires burning, fire managers say it's prudent to raise the restrictions to help reduce chances of another fire.

"The north sides are burning, which normally are kind of resistant to fire burning through them, but everything is completely dry so we wanted to do what we could to keep anything new from starting," said CFPA’s Jef Chase.

You can find information on fire danger levels and closures on the Coos Forest Protective Association website.

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