The weather forecast for the Columbia County Fair weekend calls for a 30% chance of rain showers and thunderstorms on Friday, September 10, with clearing on Saturday and Sunday with sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper seventies-perfect fair weather. This Patit Road view of the Blue Mountains' foothills earlier this week showed smoke and haze laying in the valleys. The National Weather Service is predicting widespread haze until frontal passage on Friday, and the smoke index for Columbia County is "green" for Fair Weekend.
By Mitch Ketron
Southern Area Incident Management Gray Team
DAYTON–As restrictions in the national forests are eased this week, September 7, 2021, fire officials advise the public to remain clear of firefighting areas and drive safely while in the forest.
On the Green Ridge Fire as of Tuesday, September 7, firefighters continued to knock down flare-ups that popped up, wit...