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Fires Slice Into Oregon’s General Fund

OPB | Sept. 4, 2013 11:26 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

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The state may have to redirect money from the general fund to help cover the costs of this year’s expensive fire season.

The Statesman Journal reports that the state has spent at least $111 million on firefighting efforts this year so far.  

That’s about $10 million more than the Oregon Department of Forestry has to cover the season.

Forestry officials say they’ll likely need to ask the Legislature for money from the general fund to cover the additional costs.  

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