Fire danger remains EXTREME on all lands within the City of Ashland and fire season prevention measures have increased. The City of Ashland applies fire prevention measures throughout the city similar to those of the Oregon Department of Forestry. In addition, all Oregon Department of Forestry prevention measures apply on properties in the wildfire hazard zone and within1/8 mile of the wildfire hazard zone within the city of Ashland.
For the general public, the following restrictions will be in effect beginning midnight Monday:
The above restrictions apply throughout the city of Ashland except in irrigated, non-combustible areas more than 1/8 of a mile from the Wildfire Hazard Zone. Wildfire Hazard Zone maps can be viewed at www.ashland.or.us/fire.
The following restrictions remain in effect throughout the City of Ashland:
As fire danger increases throughout the summer months, find the most current restrictions at www.ashland.or.us/fireseason or by contacting Ashland Fire & Rescue at (541) 482-2770.
Additional fire season information can be found at the following locations:
Wildfire Hotline – (541) 552-2490 –provides information on fires currently burning in Ashland or the surrounding area during summer and prescribed burns at other times of the year.
Emergency Broadcast Radio – 1700 am – provides information on current emergencies affecting the citizens of Ashland. This low wattage broadcast can only be heard Ashland.
Citizen Alert – A way for officials to directly notify you of an emergency. Register your contact information by going to www.ashland.or.us and clicking on "Opt-In to Citizen Alert."
An Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 applies to commercial operators only. Commercial operators using equipment throughout the city of Ashland may operate under these rules if they are providing the fire protection equipment specified.
Commercial operations within the wildfire hazard zone (which is subject to Oregon Department of Forestry rules) are required to obtain a Power Driven Machinery Permit from the Oregon Department of Forestry. More information is available at www.swofire.com.
Under the IFPL 3, commercial operators in the city of Ashland and more than 1/8 mile from the Wildfire Hazard Zone, must meet the following:
The following activities are prohibited all day, except as noted:
The following activities are prohibited between 1 & 8 PM.
The above restrictions apply throughout the city of Ashland except in irrigated, non-combustible areas more than 1/8 of a mile from the Wildfire Hazard Zone.