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November 28, 2022
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After Nearly 150 Days, Fire Season Ends on the ODF Southwest Oregon District

After Nearly 150 Days, Fire Season Ends on the ODF Southwest Oregon District

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE, Ore. (Oct. 25, 2022) – After a long, dry, and un-seasonably warm season, the 2022 fire season on the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District is officially ending on Wednesday, October...

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Current Fire Danger Level

Southwest Oregon District

Widespread Rain Allows For Additional Decreases in Fire Danger Regulations - Low Level Effective October 23, 2022

OSFM to Host Town Hall Meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Standards

OSFM to Host Town Hall Meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Standards

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting a series of town hall meetings about the development of the defensible space code, timelines, and opportunities for community input. The OSFM is working through a...

Firefighters Respond to Approximately 50 Fires Overnight Following Wednesday Thunderstorms

Firefighters Respond to Approximately 50 Fires Overnight Following Wednesday Thunderstorms

Firefighters are continuing to aggressively engage on numerous fires across the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District following thunderstorms across Jackson and Josephine counties Wednesday night.

OSFM hosting a series of town hall meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

OSFM hosting a series of town hall meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting a series of town hall meetings about the 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code, its development, timelines, and upcoming opportunities for community input. The OSFM is...

State Forester announces next steps for statewide wildfire risk map

State Forester announces next steps for statewide wildfire risk map

SALEM, Ore.— Cal Mukumoto, Oregon State Forester and Director of the Oregon Department of Forestry, issued the following statement today:Oregon’s wildfire environment has changed significantly in the past decade. Climate change is...

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

SALEM, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State University launched Oregon's Wildfire Risk Map. Some homes and properties identified within the map may be subject to future defensible space regulations the Oregon...

ODF awards National Forest $100,000 to help reduce wildfire risk in Medford's watershed

ODF awards National Forest $100,000 to help reduce wildfire risk in Medford's watershed

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry has given $100,000 to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (RRSNF) for forest restoration work that will reduce catastrophic wildfire risk on 20,000 acres of the Big Butte Springs...