Fire season

Fire Precaution Levels Raised

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th June NewsFire seasonODF

The fire danger level will rise to "high" effective tomorrow (June 13th) on Oregon Department of Forestry lands in Jackson and Josephine County. The Industrial Fire Protection Level will remain at level one.

As a result:

1. No debris burning, including piles and debris burned in barrels.

2. No fireworks use on forestlands

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ODF: Fire Season "Over"

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th October NewsFire seasonODF
Officials are declaring the fire season “over” for Oregon Department of Forestry lands. In looking at the season that was, 280 fires burned over 9,500 acres of ODF lands, compared to 348 fires burning 43,000 acres in 2013. The largest was the Oregon Gulch fire that burned some 8,300 acres approximately 14 miles southeast of Ashland.Read More »

Fire Season Begins on ODF and BLM Lands Monday In Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th May NewsBLMFire seasonODF
Fire season on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest District begins Monday, June 2, at 12:01 a.m. The fire danger level will be “moderate” or "blue," and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will be set at Level One. This declaration affects state, private, county and BLM forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties.Read More »

Medford's Grass Cutting Ordinance Kicks In Sunday

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th May Newscity of MedfordFire seasontall grass
Property owners in Medford who have grass over 10 inches tall on hillsides, fields and vacant lots must have it cut by Sunday, June 1st, or face the possibility of a fine. Medford’s weeds and grass ordinance is aimed at reducing during a year in which there is plenty of concerns after a drier than normal winter.Read More »

Interior Secretary: Budget Cuts Making Wildfire Season Tougher

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th May NewsFire seasonSally Jewell
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the nation is heading into a tough wildfire season made even more challenging because budget cuts mean fewer firefighters to battle blazes. Jewell said Monday that a dry year is creating the potential for another extreme summer of forest and range fires. Jewell spent the past two days touring the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.Read More »

Fire Season Declared Over

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th October NewsFire seasonOregon Department of Forestry
As one would expect, the recent rains have been sufficient to declare fire season over in the Southwest District of the Oregon Department of Forestry. The fire danger has been downgraded to “low.” Industrial precautions have been lifted for ODF-protected lands. The same is true for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River.Read More »


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