Fire season ends at noon today, Oct. 5, on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. The season began July 1.
ODF’s Southwest Oregon District protects 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management lands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
The fire danger level is “low” (green) and all public regulated use and industrial fire precaution level restrictions will be removed by noon today.
Woody debris pile and barrel burning are now allowed on ODF-protected lands. However, open burning is regulated for air quality. Before lighting your pile or burn barrel, call the open burning advisory number for your county:
• Jackson County, 776-7007
• Josephine County, 476-WOOD
Also, some cities do not allow open burning, and many rural fire protection districts require a burning permit. Contact your local structural fire service provider to obtain any necessary permits before burning.
Information about fire season restrictions is available online at www.swofire.oregon.gov and at ODF Southwest Oregon District unit offices:
• Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd.; (541) 664-3328
• Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Dr.; (541) 474-3152