May is #WildfireAwarenessMonth

After a busy couple of weeks for our firefighters, we’re happy to see rain in the forecast! Since the Medco B Fire broke out, we’ve gotten a lot of questions centered around the start of Fire Season. The reason we’re not declaring Fire Season just yet is our fuels – grass around the region is still green, and with the precipitation we’re expecting to see this week, it’ll likely remain that way into June.

With that being said, there are things you can do now to help protect your home from wildfires this summer. May is #wildfireawarenessmonth, and the following tips can save you and your family, your home, and our community.

• Make sure campfires or debris burns are completely out before walking away
• Create defensible space around your home (More info: www.swofire.com/wildfire-protection)
• Keep vehicles on roads – don’t idle on dry grass
• Report any smoke or potential fires you see

Keep Oregon Green Association has additional great information: www.keeporegongreen.org

For updates on Facebook, check out @ODF Southwest Oregon District

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