Fire season ends in the NW on Tuesday, October 4


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 »

Extreme Fire Danger Regulations Take Effect Monday


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 »

Governor Kate Brown encourages Oregonians to prevent wildfire


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Public Use Restrictions for NW OREGON


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 »

Stouts Creek Fire: One Year Later


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 »

Firefighters extinguish blaze west of Yamhill


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 »

Coos FPA Imposes Public Fire Restrictions July 21st


Due to increased fire danger CFPA is setting limitations on public activities in the forests. Effective Thursday, July 21st, CFPA will imposed a Regulated Use Closure for the general public on all private, county, state, and BLM lands in Coos, Curry, and western Douglas counties. The following is a complete list of restrictions within the…Read more »

Fire Season Begins Thursday, 7/21 in NW Oregon


 FROM:         Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Season will officially begin on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 01:00 a.m.  This will affect all lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protection District. This area includes all State, private and BLM forest land in the Tillamook, Astoria, and Forest Grove…Read more »

Limited moisture not enough to reduce fire danger


While central Oregon is in a pattern of cooler than normal weather, and has received precipitation over the last twenty-four hours, fire danger remains high.  The US Drought Monitor for Oregon issued on July 7, 2016, indicates that most lands within the Central Oregon District (COD) fall into the “abnormally dry” category.  This reflects what…Read more »