SWO Fire

News | October 25, 2021

Restrictions on Industrial Slash Burning Lifted, Expect Additional Burns During Cool, Wet Weather

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Oct. 25, 2021) – A persistent weather pattern of cooler temperatures and consistent rain has prompted a decrease in restrictions for industrial slash burning, effective immediately. As a result, prescribed fire and industrial slash burning may increase in high-elevation, remote areas throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties. Recent rain and precipitation […]

News | October 6, 2021

Fire Danger Level Decreases to Low in Southwest Oregon District Following Widespread Rain, Additional Forecasted Weather Systems

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (October 6, 2021) – Consistent fall-like weather and widespread rain has made it possible to ease off on some public and industrial fire prevention regulations on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District. Effective Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., the public fire danger level […]

News | September 18, 2021

Widespread Rain Allows For A Decrease In Public And Industrial Fire Restrictions

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Sept. 18, 2021) – A combination of widespread rain and a steady drop in temperatures has made it possible to ease off on some public and industrial fire prevention regulations on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District. Effective Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., […]