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Fire Officials Recommend Planning Ahead

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore. — The warm, dry weather has fire officials warning Rogue Valley residents of potential wildfires.

Officials say you should have an evacuation plan in place in case a fire forces you to leave your home. At this time, the fire danger level rests at high.

“Preperation is the key. We can’t emphasize that enough. If you don’t take the time to do this ahead of time when the fire finally gets here, it’ll be too late. You want to do it early,” said Ashland Fire and Rescue’s David Shepherd.

Officials urge residents to opt in on the Citizen Alert Emergency Notification System. By registering a phone number to the online system, Jackson County residents can be alerted in case of emergency by text, e-mail, or phone.