Category Archives: Dept. of Forestry (ODF)

Oregon’s human-caused wildfires are increasing and COVID-19 is getting the blame

The Oregon Department of Forestry said the coronavirus may be contributing to the increase of human-caused fires around the state. The coronavirus pandemic may be contributing to the increase in human-caused fires around the state, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. Source: Oregon’s human-caused wildfires are increasing and COVID-19 is getting the blame – […]
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ODF declares high fire danger for all of west Oregon

All Oregon Department of Forestry districts in western Oregon and the Douglas Forest Protective Association have raised the fire danger level to high (yellow) except for the coastal counties of Clatsop, Coos, Curry and Tillamook, which remain at moderate fire danger. Source: ODF declares high fire danger for all of west Oregon | Keizertimes | […]
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‘Aggressive efforts’ hold Worthington Fire to 600 acres overnight

A multi-agency assault on a fast-growing wildfire between Eagle Point and Butte Falls kept the fire from growing considerably overnight, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Fire crews responded to the fire roughly five miles to the northeast of Eagle Point on Thursday afternoon, later prompting evacuation orders for one nearby road.. Brian […]
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Multiple agencies respond to wildfire in Eagle Point

The Worthington Fire is burning between Eagle Point and Butte Falls. It started late Thursday afternoon around roughly 4 P.M. Source: Multiple agencies respond to wildfire in Eagle Point | KMVU Fox 26 Medford

Crews working on several lightning-sparked fires, searching for others

Most fires are small, at 1/10th of an acre or less. Firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service and BLM are working on or searching for wildfires sparked by lightning during a electric Wednesday evening in Northeastern Oregon. Source: Crews working on several lightning-sparked fires, searching for others | Local News | […]
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Fire danger increases to ‘high’ across Western Oregon

The Oregon Department of Forestry raised the fire danger level to high across most of Western Oregon following weeks of hot and dry conditions. Source: Fire danger increases to ‘high’ across Western Oregon

ODF raises public use restrictions

The Oregon Department of Forestry Northeast Oregon District is implementing public use restrictions as conditions across the region have become warmer and drier. The state forestry department in a press release stated the rules, which are to help prevent human-started fires, go into effect Friday, July 31. These rules apply to private, state, county and […]
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MOST OF WESTERN OREGON NOW IN HIGH FIRE DANGER

Due to extreme heat and drier conditions, most all Oregon Department of Forestry Districts in western Oregon have raised the fire danger level to high. A release from ODF said the only exceptions are the coastal counties of Coos, Curry, Tillamook and Clatsop, which remain at moderate fire danger. Source: MOST OF WESTERN OREGON NOW […]
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Strike team prepared for lightning strikes in Southern Oregon

Fire crews in the Southern Oregon region are prepared as a fire weather warning is in effect with possible lightning strikes in the area. “When we heard that we had a high probability of thunderstorms coming in, we brought down a strike team that is composed of five wildland fire engines from Oregon Department of […]
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Fuel reduction is the answer to fire prevention

Everybody is concerned about fire. It destroys lives and property, kills wildlife and harms fish and water quality. The smoke destroys tourism, hurts home sales and endangers the health and well being of every Oregonian. NBC 5 news reported there were a dozen fires in Medford alone over the Fourth of July weekend. Source: Fuel […]
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