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Please Know the Fire Restrictions in Place The fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties will increase to “moderate” (blue) on Saturday, June 23 at 12:01 a.m. Please be aware that this level change means that additional fire restrictions for the public will be in effect. The…Read more »

SALEM, Ore. — Three Oregon Department of Forestry fire protection districts from the mid-coast through the southern Willamette Valley to the crest of the Cascades entered fire season on Thursday, June 21. ODF-protected lands covered by the declaration include state, private, county, and city forestland, as well as Bureau of Land Management (BLM) forestlands in…Read more »

Effective June 1st, a fire ban is in effect for all of Sherman and Gilliam Counties. This ban includes lands within Cottonwood Canyon State Park and the surrounding Bureau of Land Management properties. With the weather heating up, and the rain slowing down; fires start with ease and move quickly. OPRD is working in cooperation…Read more »

May 31, 2018 SALEM, Ore. — A ban on all open and backyard burning will take effect on June 15 in Linn and Benton counties. The Oregon Department of Forestry and the fire defense boards of the two counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the occurrence of open debris burns escaping control. The…Read more »



May 31, 2018     Fire Season Begins June 1 Fire season begins Friday, June 1, at 12:01 a.m. on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county, city, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties. “Rainfall across…Read more »

May 31, 2018 SILVERTON, Ore. — What you learn at an evening workshop Tuesday, June 5 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton might save your home from wildfire. The Citizen Fire Academy class helps Oregonians take simple steps to prepare for wildfire. Cost is $5 per person. The class is from 6 to 9 p.m….Read more »

May 29, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – Many Oregonians have good intentions each spring when they set out to eliminate wildfire hazards around the home. But the tools they use may actually start a wildfire if not handled properly.   A sad example is the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire in southwest Oregon. Reportedly caused by a…Read more »

April 25th, 2018  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass is one of seven Oregon communities that have received small grants to hold wildfire prevention projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 5. Grants Pass, along with LaPine, Lostine, Ukiah, Umpqua and two neighborhoods in Corvallis, will join 144 other communities nationwide that will work to…Read more »