“We are already seeing increased fire activity across the state,” says Doug Grafe, ODF’s Chief of Fire Protection. “With warm and dry weather forecasted to continue through the weekend, and already dry fuels on the landscape, all ODF employees are in a state of readiness. We ask the public to join us as we work together to prevent wildfires and protect Oregon’s forests.”
Oregonians know to enjoy warm spring weather when given the chance – hiking, camping, boating, biking – the options for outdoor adventure in our beautiful state are endless! For others, this is the ideal time for outdoor spring cleaning.
Whether working or playing – fire prevention is up to each of us!
A few tips to keep in mind:
• Don't burn on windy days.
• Make sure campfires or debris burns are dead out before you walk away.
• Keep vehicles on roads - don't idle on dry grass.
For more info to help you make #firesafe choices now and all year long, check out these helpful resources:
ODF's Fire Prevention website https://www.oregon.gov/
The following counties have issued burn bans: Washington, Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Benton, Lane, Linn and Jackson. Burn Ban or Not, best to refrain from any burning until conditions improve. #NoBurning #KeepOregonGreen #FirePrevention #WAM2019.