Fire Season Regulations

Fire season ends today, October 28, on lands protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District. The fire danger level is "low" (green).

The district protects 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
For more information, contact the ODF Southwest Oregon District unit offices:

5286 Table Rock Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502
541) 664-3328
Fax: (541) 664-4340
5375 Monument Dr.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
(541) 474-3152
Fax: (541) 474-3158
Links to related information

Oregon Department of Forestry fire prevention regulations:
Weather conditions and forecasts:
To report a fire: Dial 911. Be prepared to tell the dispatcher who you are, where the fire is located, and how to contact you. Do not hang up until the dispatcher asks you to. For more information about emergency reporting, see the Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon website.
To ensure you'll know about an emergency in your area: Sign up for Citizen Alert, a Jackson County notification system which helps local officials to provide you with critical information quickly when a fire, flood, earthquake or other emergency occurs.
For wildfire prevention regulations on other southern Oregon state and private forestlands:

For information about wildfires in the Pacific Northwest: Northwest Interagency Coordination Center
For national wildfire information:
For information about local national forests:


  1. It's cold and damp outside. How do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you say the fire danger is "high"? I don't think you could start a forest fire today if you have a flame thrower!

    1. it's comments like this, is why we have rules.....

  2. The lands protected by ODF's Southwest Oregon District, which includes state, private, county and BLM forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties, have not had enough rainfall recently to change the fire danger level. The region is in a period of warmer than normal and drier than normal weather. As long as this weather pattern persists, the risk of wildfires remains high.

  3. I've lived in so. Or. Long enough to know a flamethrower would easily start a big fire! People like that should move to the city, so folks like myself should not have to worry! My 13 acres borders BLM on the west side. Everyone, please be careful. R.T.

  4. When is it cleared to ride OHV on trails?

  5. You can ride on OHV trails now. The restriction on driving off of improved ends was removed on Oct. 19.

  6. Are we allowed to use our wood stoves?

  7. You may use a wood stove. Typically, the Oregon Department of Forestry's fire prevention regulations don't apply to wood-burning stoves and fireplaces inside of a residence.

  8. Is there a list on this web page, that I can down load, of prohibited items in a out door burn pile???

  9. Yes, there is a list of things you're not supposed to burn at

  10. We are new to Coos County. We want to be sure we are responsible citizens. We want to build an indoor wood burning forge on our 2 acre property. Does anyone know what we need to do to make sure we are in compliance

  11. We are new to coos county and want to set up an indoor wood burning forge on our 2 acre property. We want to follow all regulations. Can you tell me what we need to do permit wise and is there a special chimney that's required?

  12. MKB: I recommend that you contact the Coos Forest Protective Association in Coos Bay, 541-267-3161. Information here on applies only to ODF-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties.