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Fire Season

Fire Season 2021 Begins May 12th, 12:01AM
Fire Danger Low
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 Due to continued drying and warming weather, fire season 2021 is being declared effective May 12th, 12:01 AM on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District and Ashland Fire & Rescue, including the city of Ashland.
What's Different During Fire Season?
Fire season means the end of private open burn season within the city, as well as the beginning of regulated use of gas-powered machinery, though no restrictions on machinery are in place at this time due to low fire danger. This page will list restrictions as they are put into place throughout the summer.

The following restrictions are in effect throughout the City of Ashland:
  • Outdoor Debris Burning is Prohibited
  • Fireworks are prohibited at all times, throughout the year within the City of Ashland.
  • Sky Lanterns are prohibited at all times, throughout the year within the City of Ashland.
  • Campfires are allowed in designated campgrounds, and on private property with the landowner’s permission in an approved fire appliance (fire pan, chiminea, etc..) ​until High fire danger is reached. 

Bookmark this page for the most current fire restrictions or by contacting Ashland Fire & Rescue at 541-482-2770.

Ashland Fire & Rescue asks that all Ashland residents be familiar with the Ready, Set, Go! evacuation levels. Be prepared for the possibility of evacuation at READY or Level 1.
  • Get "READY" now by preparing an emergency and personal supplies kit, develop an evacuation plan, and become Fire Adapted by removing combustible plants and debris around your home and from the roof.

Sign up for Ashland's Nixle emergency notifications at ashland.or.us/nixle

Additional information for Ashland can be obtained as follows:
  • Fire Adapted Ashland:  www.fireadaptedashland.org
  • Wildfire Hotline: 541-552-2490 - Provides information on planned burns in and around Ashland outside of fire season.
  • Emergency Broadcast Radio 1700 AM – Provides information on current emergencies affecting the citizens of Ashland.  This low wattage broadcast can only be heard in Ashland. 

Regional fire information can also be found at:

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