Oregon, Tillamook State Forest, wildfire

Fire season begins statewide

ODF offices in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley

OREGON - Fire season began July 1 for the Gales Creek area beginning July 1, and as of Monday, July 6, the rest of the state's ODF protected lands have followed suit, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. 

ODF’s Southwest Oregon was the first area in the state to declare fire season on May 1. 

With the advent of fire season comes a host of restrictions and safety measures put in place for the general public and for those working in lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. 

With over 16 million acres of private, county, state and federal land lying in areas within ODF's protection region throughout the state, the department has placed a series of regulations depending on fire danger designed to . . .

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