ODF Wildfire News

Forest health | April 27, 2021

Treatment will begin in May at new site where sudden oak death has been found

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry and USDA Forest Service have begun work that will allow treatment in May in Curry County of a newly detected infestation of sudden oak death (SOD). Five tanoak trees at the site were infected with the EU1 strain of Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen that causes SOD. The […]

Top News | April 21, 2021

200-acre Marshall’s Place Fire reported yesterday afternoon

Tiller, Ore. – Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a natural cover fire located approximately 4 miles north of Tiller, Tuesday afternoon. The Marshall’s Place Fire is estimated to be around 200 acres in size, however, more accurate mapping will be conducted in the coming days. No homes have been threatened by […]

Top News | April 20, 2021

1,641-acre Ponina Fire reported as 40 percent contained as of April 20

BLY, Ore. – Firefighters continue to make excellent progress on the Ponina Fire burning approximately 5 miles north of Beatty. The fire is 1,641 acres and 40 percent contained.  The cause is under investigation.  The fire was reported Sunday around 2:30 p.m. The increased acreage is due to more accurate mapping.  Firefighters yesterday were able […]

Top News | April 14, 2021

Oregon Department of Forestry is using $5 million to help fund 37 projects statewide to reduce wildfire risk

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry is putting to work the $5 million it was granted in January by the Oregon Legislative Emergency Board (E-Board) for reducing wildfire risk. The agency has lined up 37 projects that rely on partnerships to improve community resilience to wildfire and restore and maintain healthy, resilient forests. The projects are […]

Wildfire News | November 6, 2020

Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District ends fire season today, but fire prevention continues

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – After 190 days, fire season ends today, Friday, November 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county, city, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties totaling 1.8 million acres. […]

Wildfire News | November 5, 2020

Forest landowners in 13 Oregon counties can now apply for aid to address wildfire damages

TUALATIN, Ore. — Nonindustrial private forest landowners in 13 Oregon counties hit hard by wildfires have until the end of the year to submit applications to the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) for grants to address wildfire damage, according to an announcement this week by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director […]

Wildfire News | October 22, 2020

Fire season terminated for John Day unit in the Central Oregon District

JOHN DAY, Ore. – Oregon Department of Forestry will terminate Fire Season in the John Day Unit of the Central Oregon District at 12:01 a.m. Saturday October 24, 2020.  Cooling temperatures and increased humidity have reduced the fire danger and potential for rapid spread of fire due to fuel conditions.  Additional precipitation is needed before […]