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Two Controlled Burns Beginning at Noon Today, February 16th - Ashland Mine Road and Siskiyou Blvd near upper Tolman Creek Road

The Ashland Forest Resiliency has a two controlled burns planned today:

  • One is off Ashland Mine Road, northwest of town.
  • A second burn is near the 3000 block of Siskiyou Blvd and upper Tolman Creek Road.  
Crews with Lomakatsi Restoration Project will be on site managing the controlled burn and monitoring smoke. Favorable weather means most of the smoke will likely lift up and away from town. The Ashland Forest Resiliency thanks the community for continued patience as we remove excess fuels to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire for our drinking water, community and wildlife habitats.

Potential Smoke Impact

  • Likelihood: Smoke may impact 3000 block of Siskiyou Blvd and, Ashland Mine Road on Tuesday, February 16th, primarily during evening and overnight hours.
  • Affected Activities: We recommend avoiding outdoor activities close to the burn area and in predicted impact areas during evening and overnight hours.    
  • Precautions: Stay inside, close windows, turn on air purifiers, wear 95 masks as needed, if smoke is present. Find health precautions for smoke on Smokewise Ashland.
  • Visible Smoke Likely: Smoke will be visible from parts of southeast Ashland, northwest Ashland and from Interstate 5.
Smokewise Air Purifier Program Open 
As defined by the Center of Disease Control, persons under 15, adults over 65 and those who have pre-existing conditions including heart and lung disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are most vulnerable to smoke. If you have household members who are at risk, we encourage you to apply. 

Please apply in either English or Spanish before Midnight on Sunday, February 21st, 2021. If you have difficulty with the electronic application or have questions, please call (541) 552-2218.  See the controlled burn map:
  1. Areas highlighted in red are active controlled burns
  2. Those highlighted in yellow were recently burned and being monitored
  3. Blue areas are planned controlled burns  
  4. Green represents completed burns
More Information Ashland Forest Resiliency partners and the community are celebrating 10 years of work in the watershed. Learn more about how controlled burning is restoring forests in Oregon

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