Fire Restrictions Lower Today In SW OR, Fire Season Remains in Effect


Published by Kristin Babbs


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 District.

Dry conditions by the weekend could still pose a risk; however, rain returns again next week reducing the chance for difficult fires. Fire managers will reevaluate the upcoming conditions in order to determine if fire season can be terminated soon.

The fire prevention regulations put into effect on June 30 will be modified to the following:

  • No debris burning, this includes piles and debris burned in burn barrels;

In addition to the modified public use restrictions, under state law, the use of tracer ammunition, exploding targets and sky lanterns is prohibited as long as fire season remains.

For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry’s public regulated use regulations, please call or visit the Southwest Oregon District unit office nearest to you:

  • Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point. (541) 664-3328
  • Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Dr., Grants Pass. (541) 474-3152

Fire season information is also available online at

Oregon Department of Forestry
Southwest Oregon District
5286 Table Rock Rd.
Central Point, OR  97502

Contact: Melissa Cano (541) 613-6313 or (541) 664-3328

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