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Oregon wood products companies eager to see wildfires end

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EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene and surrounding area wood products companies are tallying the damage as Oregon wildfire season dwindles.

The Register-Guard reports ( ) both Eugene-based Seneca Jones Timber Co. and Springfield-­based Roseburg Forest Products lost thousands of trees last month in a fire in Douglas County, which has burned through private and federal forests.

Fires throughout the state and extremely hot and dry conditions prompted authorities to impose complete or partial restrictions on logging and other work on public and privately owned lands, hampering timber output.

With recent cooler weather, however, complete bans have been lifted, allowing loggers to return to work.

Firefighting should improve starting this weekend as rain and cooler temperatures are expected to return to much of Western Oregon.


Information from: The Register-Guard,