Public Wildfire Restrictions Eased

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas Forest Protective Association lowered the fire danger level to low Monday. Recent rain showers have reduced the threat level, but officials say the fire season remains in effect. Officials say open fires, including campfires, warming fires, cooking fires and charcoal fires are still prohibited except in designated campgrounds. They say … Continue reading »

Forest Adjusts Fire Restrictions

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Umpqua National Forest removed public use restrictions on campfires, smoking, chainsaw use and the use of other internal combustion engines Wednesday. Officials say the change in weather and fuels allowed for the end of public use restrictions. The fire danger level in the Umpqua National Forest remains high, so visitors are … Continue reading »

Increased Fire Restrictions Begin

OREGON — Growing concern for wildfire safety has caused the Oregon Department of Forestry’s West Oregon District to implement increased fire restrictions. These heightened restrictions begin July 15 and affect Benton, Lincoln, Polk and southern Yamhill counties. Similar bans started on July 3 in Douglas County. “The grasses and other fine fuels have cured, and our … Continue reading »