News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Posted on FlashAlert: October 13th, 2014 2:18 PM
As of 12:01 am, October 14, 2014, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has terminated the fire prevention related Regulated-Use Closure for private forestlands protected by the Northeast Oregon District. Campfires and warming fires are allowed with landowner permission.
Matt Howard, Wallowa Unit Wildland Fire Supervisor, cautions “Campfires should not be left unattended as they could spread to wildland fuels.”
Build campfires in a safe location by scraping away leaves and litter to bare soil on all sides of the fire. All fires should be DEAD OUT! DROWN all embers, sticks, and coals, STIR the coals with a shovel, DROWN the area again.
Fire season remains in effect for private, state, county, municipal, and tribal lands protected by the Northeast Oregon District in the following counties: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Umatilla, and small portions of Grant, Malheur, and Morrow Counties. Open fires (except campfires), debris burns and burn barrels on ODF protected lands require a burn permit, contact your local office for information.
Year to date fire information for lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry Northeast Oregon District:
Lightning caused: 66 fires Acres burned: 636
Human caused: 31 fires Acres burned: 261
Note that when traveling from private land onto federal land, fire restrictions may change. Please check restrictions before conducting activities in the outdoors.
To report a fire, call the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center at (541) 963-7171, or 911.
For further information, contact your local Oregon Department of Forestry office:
La Grande Unit (541) 963-316
Baker City Sub-Unit (541) 523-5831
Wallowa Unit (541) 886-2881
Pendleton Unit (541) 276-3491
More information can be found at the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center website http://bmidc.org/index.shtml. Look under fire restrictions.
Northeast Oregon District Wildfire Blog: http://neodistrictfireblog.blogspot.com/
ODF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Christie Shaw, (541)886-2881, (541)263-0661, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Knight, (541)963-0195, (541)786-0501, email@example.com