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Updated 10-30-18

Fire Season has Ended

Backyard wood debris burning is now allowed without a permit.   Make sure to have an adequate fire trail around the pile or incinerator, have a charged hose line available, and never leave the burn unattended.

Oregon law prohibits the burning of treated wood, garbage, styrofoam, plastics, rubber, carpet or foam padding, roofing materials, or any other items which emit dense smoke, toxic chemicals, or noxious odors.

The 2018 fire season began on June 8th and lasted 142 days. Firefighters suppressed 95 fires which burned about 270 acres within the Douglas District. Lightning sparked 9 of those fires that burned about 110 acres, most of which was on private land within the Miles Fire. 86 human caused fires scorched roughly 160 acres, with about 100 of those acres resulting from the Mile Post 163 fires.

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2017 Wildfire Statistics:

  • The 2017 fire season began on June 8th and ended October 12th.  DFPA responded to 100 fires that burned 16,903 acres in total.  
  • Umpqua  North  Complex,  August  11:  

    The Umpqua North Complex Fires were a group of lightning caused fires that originated on the Umpqua National Forest east of Glide.  Several fires inside the complex either threatened or burned onto private holdings that are protected by DFPA.  An Incident Management Team from Alaska was assigned to manage the complex of fires for the Umpqua National Forest.  DFPA was in unified command with the Umpqua National Forest and the Alaskan Incident Management Team while DFPA protected land was threatened.  The Umpqua North Complex burned 316 acres of land protected by DFPA (Fall Creek Fire:  57 acres, Happy Dog Fire:  259 acres).

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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.