EASTERN OREGON:  Bills to help with firefighting efforts

EASTERN OREGON: Bills to help with firefighting efforts

According to Senator Bill Hansell’s office, four bills will be put in front of the house that will help with easing in fighting wildfires and move unprotected land into the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s jurisdiction. These sponsored bills by Senator Bill Hansell was brought up due to the fire that had burned 80,000 acres in Central Oregon this past summer. Hansell feels that the bills will help thousands of acres of wheat in the event of fires. One of the bills Hansell has created would move several thousand acres in neighboring counties into the state’s jurisdiction.