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Industrial Fire Precaution Level Raised

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th August Newsfire protectionforestry

Effective Friday at 12:01 a.m., the Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forest will enter Industrial Fire Precaution Level Two.  This change will apply to all ranger districts across the forest, including High Cascades, Siskiyou Mountains, Wild Rivers, Gold Beach and Powers.Read More »

Fireworks Going On Sale, Fire Marshal Issues Safety Reminders

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd June Newsfire protectionfireworks safety

The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to "Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe" when using fireworks. The 2012 Oregon fireworks sales season opens June 23 and runs through July 6.Read More »

Fire Season Begins Wednesday

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th June NewsAshland newsfire protection

The Oregon Department of Forestry says it will start fire season restrictions Wednesday in Jackson and Josephine counties. That means debris burning will be prohibited, except in burn barrels with permits.
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Ashland Firewise Clean Up Day "Exceeds Expectations"

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th May NewsAshland newsfire protection

Ashland Firewise says last weekend’s clean-up day event “exceeded expectations.” Organizers expected about 50 vehicles, but by day’s end, 260 vehicles dropped off debris at Lincoln School’s parking lot, and 525 yards of material were collected, equaling about 65 tons.Read More »


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