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Rain brings end to fire season

With widespread rain and cooler temperatures across the state, all Oregon Department of Forestry districts will be out of fire season as of Oct. 29, ending the 2022 fire season.

The end of fire season removes restrictions on ODF-protected lands intended to prevent wildfire, such as on backyard debris burning and use of certain equipment. 

Year to date, there have been 844 fires on ODF-protected lands, which resulted in 34,105 acres burned and 96 percent of fires put out at 10 acres or less. 

The successes of the 2022 fire season are in part due to the early detection systems that the department has in place and from Oregonians’ continued commitment to wildfire prevention. The department saw a significant decrease in human-caused fires this year with 1,918 acres burned on ODF-protected lands, compared to the 10-year average of 68,479 acres burned from human-caused fires.

As Oregon transitions out of fire season, ODF districts across the state are shifting their attention to wildfire prevention efforts by clearing vegetation, creating defensible space around homes, and safely burning debris piles.

For tips on how to keep yourself, your loved ones and your property safe from wildfire at any time of year, visit ODF’s Fire Prevention webpage at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx or go to the Keep Oregon Green website at www.KeepOregonGreen.org.

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