Voice of the Chieftain: Has everything been done to prevent wildfires in Wallowa County? – Opinion

Watching televised reports of dozens of wildfires burning across the west most likely meant some uneasy moments for many Wallowa County residents.

Twenty-seven large fires were burning nearly 180,000 acres late last week, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. And the season has just begun.

Fortunately the county has had only a handful of very small fires thus far, mostly caused by lightening strikes.

Source: Voice of the Chieftain: Has everything been done to prevent wildfires in Wallowa County? – Opinion – Wallowa County Chieftain