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June 25, 2019

New law gives farmers, ranchers immunity in fire fights

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A law passed by the Oregon Legislature gives farmers and ranchers immunity from liability while fighting dangerous wildfires, such as the one that chewed through acres of wheat fields and grasslands last year, a newspaper reported Friday.

The law is similar to one that prevents bystanders from being sued if they try to help during an emergency, The Capitol Press reported.

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