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Rain and cooler temperatures brought some relief to the forests last week, and Malheur National Forest officials responded by dropping the Industrial Fire Precaution Level on all areas of the forest to Level 1.

The change went into effect Friday, Oct. 3.

In addition, public use restrictions on campfires outside of developed campgrounds, off-road vehicle use, and smoking are lifted on both the north and south zones of the Forest.

Public use (regulated closure) restrictions remain in effect on Oregon Department of Forestry private and state protected lands.

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