PENDLETON — Conditions are still ripe for wildfires despite cooler weather, according to press releases from the Umatilla National Forest and Oregon Department of Forestry.

The Department of Forestry urged caution for Labor Day weekend recreation. It reminded people to check whether campfires are allowed where they camp, avoid driving off-road, and remember that smoking is not allowed in most wildland areas.

For more information on how to prevent wildfires, visit

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