Fire Season has now ended, so permits are no longer required for backyard debris burning, which includes the burning of untreated wood, paper, and vegetation.


2017 Wildfire Statistics:

  • The 2017 fire season began on June 8th and ended October 11th. 


2016 Wildfire Statistics:

  • The 2016 fire season began on June 8th and lasted 120 days. 
  • Firefighters suppressed 75 fires which burned 120 acres on the Douglas District, with the largest fire of the year being the Highway 138 West fire on September 13th that burned 62 acres. 
  • Lightning sparked 1 fire which accounted for 1/10 acre, whereas 74 human caused fires burned the bulk of last summer’s acreage.