UPDATE 5:00PM Tuesday: Burning was better than expected today and all 85 acres was completed, so no more ignitions tomorrow! Smoke is being carried away by favorable winds, though it may settle later in the evening into the Granite St neighborhood and downtown. Shut windows if you start to smell smoke, it should be gone by morning. No Candies will be open Wednesday, watch for traffic. Thanks for your patience!!
Taking advantage of cooler and moister conditions at high elevation, there will be an Ashland Forest Resiliency controlled burn over the next two days above Ashland on the west side of the watershed. Though fire season has been declared on non-federal lands, it does not apply to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest lands above town.
No Candies Trail will be impacted by workers and smoke, so bikers and runners are highly encourage to avoid the area.
Our goal is to finish 85 acres over two days of burning on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The burn team will consist of Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District, Grayback Forestry firefighters along with four engines.
Smoke will be visible from many parts of town and could drift downhill in the evening hours.
For updates please use the following resources:
Why Conduct Controlled Burns?
Carrying the Torch from Ashland Forest Resiliency on Vimeo.