Fire danger drops to 'moderate'

 

Last updated 9/26/2023 at 10:08am



The Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District has moved down to a “moderate” fire danger level and additional restrictions under Regulated Use Closure will be terminated for all lands protected by the district.

While conditions have dropped to moderate fire danger, backyard debris burning continues to be prohibited on ODF-protected lands within Central Oregon District. 

Although rain has fallen and there may be more rain in the forecast, Central Oregon District remains in fire season. ODF encourages the public to be mindful of activities that could cause a wildfire, as conditions can vary across the district.

Additional fire restrictions or regulations may apply depending on the various fire risks. Check the full list of restrictions at https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/restrictions.aspx.

Fire season in Central Oregon saw multiple blazes, but strong response with robust resources kept them small.

The region was, however, heavily impacted by smoke from other areas.

For more information visit https://odfcentraloregon.com/. For tips on wildfire prevention, visit http://www.keeporegongreen.org.

 

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