Central Oregon Fire Season Starts Friday

Fire season for the Central Oregon District will start on Friday, June 14, nearly two weeks earlier than last year. The Oregon Department of Forestry made the decision after an increase in small fires in the region. District Forester George Ponte said in a press release that the area had seen lower precipitation than average … Continue reading »

Fire Season Starts in Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Effective May 15, fire season officially starts. The Douglas Forest Protective Association made the call for all land protected by DFPA. It is the earliest fire season has been declared since 1990. Crews are still mopping up two fires including the Andrews Creek Fire, which burned over 60 acres near Yoncalla. While … Continue reading »

Dry Conditions Halt Deer Season

EUGENE, Ore. — The Pole Creek Fire near Sisters is now 80 percent contained, but dry conditions remain throughout Oregon. That means about 50 percent of private timberlands will be closed when the deer hunting season opens Saturday, according to the director of forest protection in Oregon. The screws will also be tightened on campfires, … Continue reading »

Willamette Valley Air Quality Ranks Moderate

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s wildfire season, and a few are burning in southern Oregon and Idaho. They might seem far away, but they’re having an impact here. Experts at the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency say air quality is at its worst in Springfield and in Amazon Park. Tuesday was the first time this summer … Continue reading »

Mid-Willamette Interagency Fire School Wraps Up

SWEET HOME, Ore. — More than 200 men and women from across the state finished their week-long training at the Mid-Willamette Interagency Fire School Friday. After four in-class trainings, they got to put all their new knowledge to work and actually fight fires. The school sets a fire on an eight-acre site near Sweet home, … Continue reading »

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