Hansell wildfire legislation passes the Legislature

Legislation introduced by Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, unanimously passed the Legislature and was signed into law by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Monday.

Senate Bill 290 makes farmers, ranchers and volunteers immune from civil liabilities resulting from wildfire fighting efforts. The legislation was inspired by the Substation Fire, which burned 80,000 acres of land in Sherman and Wasco counties last July.

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