News, Wildfire Update

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 in the forecast has allowed for the change, as many of the areas impacted by the wet forecast are industrial lands. Additional information can be found here: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/Pages/burn.aspx

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 also available online on our Facebook page, @ODFSouthwest and our Twitter account, @swofire.