Western Fire Season Underway

The West Oregon District for The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), will enter wildfire season on Monday, July 3.  Industrial Fire Precaution Levels for SL-1 and WO-1 will be IFPL -1. Though the West Oregon District has had a wet spring, current weather conditions clearly indicate that drier summer weather is here.

Entry into fire season chiefly addresses industrial forest operators. Logging operations, for example, are required to have a fire watch present after work activity ceases for the day, and fire suppression equipment must be positioned on site.  As dry weather continues, additional restrictions may be added on recreation and other activities.

The West Oregon District includes the following Units: Philomath, Dallas and Toledo. For more information on the restrictions imposed by the fire season declaration, contact the nearest Oregon Department of Forestry office.