On Tuesday, April 5th, four controlled burns will be managed for improved community wildfire safety. Favorable weather conditions make smoke less likely to impact the community, however, the controlled burns will be close to neighborhoods and parks so please take precautions if you see or smell smoke.
Smoke may be visible from parts of town during the day if clearing allows. If you smell or see smoke from controlled burning, please take precautions.
- Siskiyou Mountain Park: Trails with potential smoke impact include White Rabbit, Upper Mike Uhtoff, Queen of Hearts and Looking Glass. In the evening hours, neighborhoods around Walker Avenue, Park Street,Timberline Terrace and Pinecrest Terrace could be impacted by smoke.
- Park Street: Smoke could impact homes near upper Park Street.
- Lithia Park Hillside: Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission will manage a pile burn on the Lithia Park Hillside. Smoke may impact trails around Lithia hillside, south Pioneer Street and Glenview Drive.
- Ashland Mine Road: This burn is near West Ashland and with favorable conditions, smoke is not expected to impact neighborhoods other than properties right near 1900 block of Ashland Mine Road.
Please sign up for our non-emergency burn alerts, particularly for smoke sensitive people who need to take precautions.
- Smokewise Ashland has resources to stay healthy when smoke is in the air.
- Check weather and smoke on the watershed camera.
- A recent webinar How to Be Smokewise has tips from Oregon Health Authority and Jackson County Health & Human Services.
Controlled burn crews with the Ashland Forest Resiliency are completing projects to remove excess fuels for improved community wildfire safety and reduced risk for our drinking water supply. See a recent video on how controlled burns are helping with proactive fire planning.
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