Douglas County Fire Restrictions

ROSEBURG, Ore. — More than 35 million Americans will hit the road for the upcoming holiday weekend the unofficial end to summer, but there are some restrictions in place if you plan on heading to area forests. The continuing hot and dry conditions have caused the Douglas Forest Protection Association raised the fire danger level … Continue reading »

DFPA Moves Fire Danger Level to Extreme

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to extreme on its protected lands. The increase in the fire danger level is due to the hot and dry weather conditions, along with the severity of the drought stricken vegetation throughout the county. “With the current conditions, wildfires can easily start … Continue reading »

ODF Warns of Fire Danger in Warm Weather

As the temperatures rise, so does the fire danger, and the Oregon Department of Forestry is warning residents to be careful in the coming weeks. The ODF says that there haven’t been any new fires 10 acres or larger in the last week, but with the Fourth of July just around the corner, the risk … Continue reading »

Extreme Fire Danger Still Present

VENETA, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry says fire danger is the highest it’s been all year. It’s usually cooler and wetter, which is why ODF is warning hunters. ODF says it’s already been a very bad fire season and now it’s October and the fire danger level has been raised to extreme. The … Continue reading »

Red Flag Warnings in Effect

WESTERN OREGON — A Red Flag Warning is in effect for northwest Oregon from the National Weather Service, meaning high fire danger for our area. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday and covers much of the northwest corner of the state, including all of Lane, Linn, and Benton counties. The strong northeast winds and … Continue reading »