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  Oregon Department of Forestry fire officials are officially ending the 2016 fire season on Southwest Oregon District-protected lands Thursday, October 13 at 12:00 a.m. The conclusion of fire season is a result of cooler temperatures and continued rainfall throughout Jackson and Josephine counties. The fire prevention regulations put into effect on June 30 will…Read more »

As of Oct. 13, 2016, the Oregon Department of Forestry has terminated fire season for forestlands protected by the Northeast Oregon District. This includes private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands protected by ODF. The Northeast Oregon District includes lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Umatilla, Wallowa and small portions of Grant, Morrow and…Read more »

The wet weather and cooler temperatures has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District to drop the fire danger level to “Low” (green) today. These changes affect 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management lands in Jackson and Josephine counties that are protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon…Read more »

The Oregon Department of Forestry, announces that effective at 01:00 am, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Fire Season will be terminated in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protection District. This area includes all State, private and BLM forest lands included in the Astoria, Tillamook and Forest Grove Districts of the Oregon Department of Forestry. With the end…Read more »

August 14, 2016 OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHWEST OREGON DISTRICT SOUTHWEST OREGON NEWS MEDIA Extreme Fire Danger Regulations Take Effect Monday Very dry conditions in southwest Oregon’s forests and wildlands makes it necessary for the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District to shut down public use of power-driven and spark-emitting internal…Read more »

Link to the Governor’s spot: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzMvBq_LbaUUSDJDTFJSTlRHRTA

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY Public Use Restrictions for NW OREGON Effective 01:00 a.m., PDT, July 29, 2016 By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area: All lands protected by the Northwest Oregon Forest…Read more »

Via Douglas Forest Protective Association Stouts Creek Fire:  One Year Later One year ago, a careless act sparked a wildfire near the community of Milo that changed the course of the summer for firefighters, community members and landowners.  Multiple homes in the path of the fire were evacuated as the fire went on to burn…Read more »

July 22, 2016 NEWS RELEASE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NEWS MEDIA Contact:          Carol Connolly, 503.808.2764 WILDFIRE PREVENTION IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY Summer is finally heating up. And while this is great news for outdoor enthusiasts, fire officials want to remind everyone that the summer heat could lead to careless wildfires. “Preventing wildfires and wildfire safety is everyone’s…Read more »

Via the Yamhill Valley News Register 7/19 YAMHILL — More than 30 firefighters fought a 7.2 acre blaze in the hills west of town this afternoon. The fire broke out about 12:45 p.m. in a grassy area at 17510 Belt Road.Firefighters from Yamhill, Carlton, McMinnville, Newberg, Dundee and the Oregon Department of Forestry battled the…Read more »