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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Columbia County Wildfire Plan Updated

Plan beefs up coordination between local, state, and federal agencies


DAYTON--Anne Higgins, Columbia County Emergency Management Homeland Security Assistant, introduced an updated 2008 Columbia County Community Wildfire Protection Plan to stakeholders and landowners at a meeting last week at Fire Station District No. 3.

“Over time things change,” said Higgins about work that has been done on the CWP Plan. The biggest change has been the effort to coordinate all local, state, and federal agencies in firefighting efforts, she said.

Higgins said a $9,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Forestry allowed for the creation of an inclusive fire strategy that...

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