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Governor Brown invokes Emergency Conflagration Act for the Flounce Fire

(Credit: Jared Broadwater)

Oregon Governor Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act for the Flounce Fire burning near Prospect.

Tuesday morning a level 1 or be ready evacuation notice was issued to residents nearby.

Governor Brown says, because there is a threat to safety, life and property and that threat exceeds firefighting capabilities of local personnel and equipment.

"To ensure the safety of Jackson County residents, and given the dry conditions and possibility of additional lightning strikes, I am invoking an emergency declaration to make additional state resources available to firefighters and local first responders," Governor Kate Brown said.

This declaration authorizes the Office of the State Fire Marshal to mobilize resources to help out.

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