Tag Archives: Fire Season

Guest View: Fire and the climate of tomorrow – Opinion

Fire season has officially begun in Oregon, and we’ll be lucky to escape the summer without a lot of smoke and flame. Exceptional dryness could bring a repeat of the charcoaled ordeal of three years ago. Facing an uncertain future, rural and small-town Oregonians live on the front line of damage from a warming climate, […]
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Guest Column: Fight wildfires with collaboration and investment

Wildfire season is upon us. With Deschutes County in severe drought and hot temperatures forecasted, large and severe fires like the Milli (2017), Two Bulls (2014), Pole Creek (2012) and Rooster Rock (2010) are very possible this year. Fires like these threaten homes, disrupt tourist activity and recreation, impact mature forest habitat and fill our […]
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As wildfire season approaches, firefighters contend with conditions and coronavirus

Smoke rose over the small community of Rowena last weekend, after a wildfire broke out in shrubs and brush near the town at the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge. On Sunday night, the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office told residents to get ready to evacuate. Source: As wildfire season approaches, firefighters contend with conditions […]
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Fire season officially starts

Fire season will officially be in effect on all Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protected lands Monday, July 6. The North Cascade and West Oregon protection districts are the last two to declare fire season. ODF’s Southwest Oregon District was the first to declare fire season May 1. Source: Fire season officially starts | News […]
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A Stormy June has helped slow the fire season but those winds are shifting

We’ve been lucky across Southern Oregon and Northern California with numerous storm systems in the month of June that helped slow the looming fire threat. However, officials warn a big pattern change in the month of July poses a critical fire threat for the months of July through September. Source: A Stormy June has helped […]
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Fire season declared in Oregon protection districts

The last two of the state’s protection districts have declared that fire season has started. The declaration for the North Cascade and West Oregon protection districts will officially go into effect Monday, July 6, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. Source: Fire season declared in Oregon protection districts | KATU

Oregon fire season opens statewide

Fire season will officially be in effect on all Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protected lands starting Monday, July 6, according to an ODF news release. The North Cascade and West Oregon protection districts are the last two to declare fire season. ODF’s Southwest Oregon District was the first to declare fire season May 1. […]
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Fewer acres burned since start of Central Oregon season, ODF says

Recent rains have helped to keep wildfires small in Central Oregon so far this year, meaning fewer acres have burned than average, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry on Monday. The fire season for Central Oregon started June 1. Just over 1,164 acres burn, on average over 10 years, from then to now. But […]
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Fire season to begin July 1 for Northeast Oregon

While wetter conditions were prevalent throughout the spring across much of the Oregon Department of Forestry-Northeast Oregon District, the weather is changing to a typical summer pattern of warmer and drier conditions. Source: Fire season to begin July 1 for Northeast Oregon | Coronavirus | eastoregonian.com

Guest View: A flood of worry – Opinion

In the coming weeks and months, the strain of the coronavirus on the nation’s economy and healthcare systems is likely to be compounded by natural disasters. In Oregon, we are working to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season, while the rest of the country gets ready for active flood and hurricane seasons. Source: Guest View: […]
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