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Wildfire Prevention

Wildfire Prevention

More than 70% of Oregon’s wildfires are human-caused. We all have a role to play in mitigating wildfire. Think before you strike a match, flick your cigarette or use equipment that can cast sparks, and always have tools on hand to put a fire out. End the trend and help Keep Oregon Green.

Know Before You Go

Campfires may be prohibited outside of maintained campgrounds with established fire pits. Always contact the forest district, agency or landowner first to learn if there are any current campfire restrictions where you plan to recreate.

Call Before You Burn

Burning regulations are not the same in all areas and can vary with the weather and fuel conditions. Check to see if there are any current burning restrictions or if a permit is required.

Create defensible space

Create a 30-foot perimeter of defensible space around your home to reduce the risk of wildfires. Fire follows the fuel. Make sure your landscape is LEAN (plants are spaced apart), CLEAN (free of flammable debris), and GREEN (healthy and watered often).