Fire danger falls along with weekend rain

    After a wet weekend, the fire-danger level dropped to moderate in Jackson and Josephine counties today, the Oregon Department of Forestry announced.

    Under the moderate or "blue" fire-danger level, the open burning of debris in piles and burn barrels is prohibited, but all other restrictions designed to prevent wildfires have been removed.

    The industrial fire precaution level remains at 1 in all zones, officials said.

    A low-pressure system brought steady rains to the Rogue Valley over the weekend. The National Weather service reported that .23 of an inch fell on Saturday and .45 of an inch fell on Sunday at the Medford airport.

    — Anita Burke

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