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Fire Season Starts June 1st, Let's Get Ready!

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE DATE:   June 1st, 2022
CONTACT:      Chris Chambers, Wildfire Division Chief 541.890.8816
 
 
FIRE SEASON IN SOUTHWEST OREGON STARTS June 1st, GET READY!
 
The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District and City of Ashland start fire season on Wednesday, June 1st, at 12:01 a.m. The fire danger level will be LOW (green). Now is the time to prepare your home and get ready for evacuations.
 
Open burning on all lands protected by ODF in Jackson and Josephine counties and throughout the City of Ashland will be prohibited. Controlled burning is suspended above Ashland until fall, so if you see smoke, please call 911 to report it immediately.
 
Fire season restrictions on gas-powered machinery and spark emitting activities are phased in over the summer as fire danger increases. Please check back for updates at ashland.or.us/fireseason or at www.swofire.com
 
The following restrictions are now in effect throughout the City of Ashland during Fire Season:

 
  • Outdoor Debris Burning is Prohibited
The following fire restrictions are in effect throughout the City of Ashland at all times of the year:
 
  • Fireworks are prohibited throughout the year within the City of Ashland.
  • Sky Lanterns are prohibited throughout the year within the City of Ashland.
  • Campfires are prohibited except Lithia Park’s designated campfire rings and in commercially designed wood-burning outdoor fireplaces during periods of low and moderate fire danger. Outdoor fireplaces are banned during High and Extreme fire danger. Gas stoves are allowed.
 
Find the most current fire danger and 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 READY now by signing up for emergency alerts, preparing an emergency and personal go kit, develop an evacuation plan, and become Fire Adapted by removing combustible plants and debris around your home and from the roof. Find more information about being READY at ashland.or.us/evacuate.
 
Additional information can be obtained as follows:

 
  • Ashland Emergency Alerts – Sign up for Nixle for immediate community alerts and updates during emergencies like wildfires, evacuations, and smoke at ashland.or.us/nixle
     
 
Regional fire information can be found at the Oregon Department of Forestry website: www.swofire.com

 

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