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 »

Burn Ban Extended Through Summer

LANE COUNTY, Ore — Despite the recent rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast, the backyard burn ban for Lane County will stay in effect through summer. The Lane County Fire Defensive Board met Thursday to make that decision after suggestion by the Oregon Department of Forestry that the ban stay in place. The county’s … Continue reading »

ODF Reaches Out for Help

EUGENE, Ore. — A rash of fires kept response crews busy all weekend, especially since they aren’t staffed at normal fire season levels yet. The Oregon Department of Forestry says most of its summer employees are college students who aren’t out of school yet, let alone trained. ODF reps say whether or not they’re in … Continue reading »

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