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

The first of June marks the beginning of the 2023 summer fire season as declared by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District and the City of Ashland. The fire danger level is LOW (green). Now is the time to prepare your home and get ready for evacuations.
Controlled burning is now prohibited inside and surrounding 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 or at
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 or by contacting Ashland Fire & Rescue at 541-482-2770.

Here's What You Can Do
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, roof, and gutters. Find more information about being READY at
Additional information can be obtained as follows:
  • Ashland Emergency Alerts – Sign up for Ashland community alerts for emergencies and other disruptions like wildfires, evacuations, and smoke.
Regional fire information can be found at the Oregon Department of Forestry website:

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