Fire Danger Level Increases to MODERATE (BLUE)
October 15th 2018 effective at 9 a.m.
Limited Public Use Allowed until 1 p.m.
The recent shift back to higher temperatures in combination with windy conditions are forcing fire restrictions across Southwest Oregon to increase. The fire danger level in the City of Ashland is now increased to “MODERATE” (BLUE) as of Monday, October 15th at 9:00 am.
Restrictions on the public use of chainsaws, brush cutters, welding or grinding of metal, and other gas power-driven or spark-emitting machinery are back in effect and allowed only until 1:00 p.m. and after 8 p.m. each day with proper precautions in place. Public or contractors must have fire suppression equipment on hand, which includes a shovel, water source, and a means of calling 911. There are no restrictions in irrigated, green landscapes.
The following restrictions are still in effect throughout the City of Ashland:
Outdoor Debris Burning is Prohibited
Fireworks are prohibited at all times, throughout the year within the City of Ashland.
Sky Lanterns are prohibited at all times, throughout the year within the City of Ashland.
As a reminder, public fire restrictions which will remain in effect, include:
Find the most current restrictions at www.ashland.or.us/fireseason or by contacting Ashland Fire & Rescue at 541-482-2770.
Ashland Fire & Rescue asks that all Ashland residents remember the Ready, Set, Go! evacuation levels. Be prepared for the possibility of evacuation at READY or Level 1. Be READY now by preparing an emergency and personal supplies kit, develop an evacuation plan, and become Firewise by removing combustible plants and debris around your home and from the roof. Find more information about Ready, Set, Go! at ashland.or.us/evacuation and sign up for emergency notifications at ashland.or.us/nixle.
Additional information can be obtained as follows:
Check our website www.ashland.or.us/fireseason
Ashland Firewise – www.ashlandfirewise.org
Wildfire Hotline – 541-552-2490 –provides information on fires currently burning in Ashland and the surrounding area during summer.
Emergency Broadcast Radio – 1700 AM – provides information on current emergencies affecting the citizens of Ashland. This low wattage broadcast can only be heard in Ashland.
Regional fire information can be found at the ODF website: www.swofire.com