Wildfire Update

Restrictions on Industrial Slash Burning Decrease, Expect Additional Burns Ahead of Cool, Wet Weather

11/25/19 An upcoming shift in the weather 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.

Rain and potential snow in the forecast has allowed the change, as many of the areas impacted by the wet forecast are industrial lands. This change is currently limited to areas in high elevations, however, all industrial restrictions will be lifted Monday, December 2, 2019, as regulated by the Oregon Smoke Management. Additional information can be found here: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/burn

These restrictions are specifically for industrial use, and are separate from general public burning regulations. Before a debris burn, members of the public should first contact their local fire district for any needed permits, and on the day of the debris burn, contact the appropriate county burn line to confirm it is a burn day:

• Jackson County: (541) 776-7007

• Josephine County: (541) 476-9663

Additional information is available online at our Facebook page: @ODFSouthwest and our website: www.swofire.com.