- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has issued an executive order that suspends rules about how long drivers who deliver aircraft fuel destined for firefighting operations can drive.

The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1TQ1g1E ) that Brown ordered Monday the hours of service rules, which stop drivers from spending more than 12 hours on the road, will be lifted for 10 days or until further notice for truck drivers hauling aircraft fuel to firefighters.

Brown says more than 110,000 acres are burning across Oregon, with a dozen large wildfires charring the state. Hot and dry conditions are continuing to cause problems. She says the executive order is necessary to help firefighters secure the safety of people and property.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com



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