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Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Daily Fire Update

Thu. July 02, 2015

This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) daily fire update for Thursday, July 2, 2015.
 
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
The lightning-caused Jones Canyon Fire is 500 to 600 acres, burning in the Fossil Subunit of the Central Oregon District, 12 miles NE of Monument. The fire is active and uncontained.

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Daily Fire Update - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tue. June 30, 2015

FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
The lightning-caused Jones Canyon Fire is 500 to 600 acres, burning in the Fossil Subunit of the Central Oregon District, 12 miles NE of Monument. The fire is active and uncontained.

Marriage Equality the Law of the Land

Tue. June 30, 2015

equalityOne June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today to affirm the right to marry for same-sex couples across the nation. This victory for marriage equality was celebrated by the LGBTQ community and equal rights advocates alike. By legalizing same-sex marriage, partners can now take advantage of the same benefits as hetero-sexual couples -- social secutiry and joint tax filing, family status and visitation for hospital stays, and estate inheritance recognition, to name a few.

The ruling is not without oppostion. Many conservative leaders are speaking out against the ruling, despite a Pew Research Center Survey indicating 54% of Americans support gay marriage, with 68% of Millennials favoring the issue.

WEEKEND LIGHTNING KEEPS FIREFIGHTERS BUSY

Tue. June 30, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 2:08 PM

Powerful thunderstorms swept across Oregon over the weekend, bringing strong winds and lightning. Thirteen fires were reported in the John Day Unit of the Central Oregon District, nine of these fires were contained at initial attack with minimal acreage burned. Firefighters continue to battle fires the Harper Creek Complex and the Jones Canyon Fire.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) DAILY FIRE UPDATE FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

Mon. June 29, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2015 11:02 AM


Due to exceptionally dry landscape and drought conditions, hot weather and forecasted lightning, the risk of extreme fire activity has remained high through the weekend and into this coming week. The Oregon Department of Forestry, forestland owners and agency partners are prepared to manage conditions usually experienced in late July or early August.

OREGON DEPT. OF FORESTRY WILDFIRE SUMMARY - WEEK ENDING JUNE 26, 2015

Fri. June 26, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: June 26th, 2015 9:37 AM


Wildfire activity on the 16 million acres of private and public lands protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) was relatively light this past week. Fire managers are currently focused on fire weather conditions predicted to set up today and continue into the weekend.

TARGET SHOOTERS: BE EXTRA CAREFUL DURING HIGH WILDFIRE DANGER

Fri. June 26, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: June 25th, 2015 3:26 PM

Recent wildfires in northwestern Oregon have prompted a plea to recreational target shooters to be extra careful in the forest. In the past two weeks, three fires ignited by shooting burned 68 acres, cost $100,000 to put out, and caused considerable damage to private and public timberlands.