With drier, hotter weather moving through Oregon, more ODF-protected lands will be entering fire season this week. ODF's website has a map where you can check fire restrictions in your area.
On Monday, June 10, ODF's Central Oregon and Klamath-Lake Districts along with Walker Range Fire Protection Association enter fire season, with Douglas Fire Protection Association following on Tuesday, June 11. ODF's Southwest Oregon District entered fire season on June 1. All told, these declarations cover state-protected lands in these counties:
- Hood River
Southwest Oregon District (Jackson and Josephine counties) is in regulated use, which adds additional restrictions in the interest of fire prevention. The Klamath River corridor in Klamath-Lake District will also be in regulated use.
To learn fire restrictions for a particular area, visit the ODF Fire Restrictions page, with interactive maps for public and industrial uses.
We have already seen increased fire activity across the state. Even if your area is not in fire season, check the conditions, not the calendar: Fires can spread anytime of year. Please consider factors such as temperature, wind, humidity and flammable materials before burning or undertaking other activities that can cause or spread a fire.
Your local ODF office can answer questions about current fire restrictions in your area.