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Fire season begins for all Department of Forestry land in the state of Oregon

Image courtesy ODF

OREGON - With the declaration of fire season on July 1 for the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Northwest Oregon and North Cascade protection districts, the entire state has now entered into official fire season on ODF protected lands.

ODF's Southwest Oregon District was the first of 12 fire protection districts to declare fire season on June 1.

With over 16 million acres of private, county, state and federal land lying in areas within ODF's protection, the department has placed a series of regulations designed to prevent human-caused wildfires on the general public (see above image).

Declarations are based on the National Fire Danger Rating System and local factors, such as weather and other conditions.

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