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Controlled Burning Continues at High Elevation

On Friday, December 10th, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will continue high elevation controlled burning above Reeder Reservoir (source of Ashland's drinking water) off the Ashland Loop Road. With good burn conditions at high elevations, AFR is making steady progress for improved forest health and community wildfire safety. 


  • Lingering smoke is expected to improve through afternoon and smoke from today's burn is forecasted to stay high on the hill and move away from town. An incoming weather system should clear out smoke tonight with snow on Saturday squelching smoldering debris.
  • Smoke not expected to further impact town from today's burn, but will be visible from several parts of the community including Interstate 5.
  • Avoid recreating where smoke is lingering today until conditions clear up. 

Click here for a video about proactive fire planning to learn how a little smoke from controlled burning is helping make our forests healthier and our community safer in the face of increasingly hot and dry summers.

Our Smokewise Ashland site has all the resources you need to stay healthy when smoke is in the air. Also, learn where AFR Partners will conduct burns in 2021-2022 on the controlled burn map

Please sign up for our burn alerts, particularly for smoke sensitive people who need to take precautions.

To receive non-emergency burning and smoke alerts:
  1. Text WATERSHED in the message line to 888777 for non-emergency notifications
  2. Register for the AFR email 
  3. Follow AFR on Facebook 
  4. Or find us on Twitter
  5. Learn more on our website

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