VENETA, Ore. – Three Oregon Department of Forestry districts are declaring an end to their local fire season and dropping industrial fire precaution restrictions starting Tuesday, Oct. 5. The three are West Oregon, Western Lane and South Cascade districts serving Lane, Benton, Lincoln, Polk, and the southern part of Linn and Yamhill counties. ODF’s Northwest Oregon and North Cascade District ended their fire season on Oct. 1.
Recent rains in the districts have reduced fire danger to low as have shorter day lengths and cooler temperatures. District officials caution that people should still exercise care when planning any outdoor burning as fires can escape control even outside of fire season.
Although fire danger levels have dropped around most of Oregon, fire season remains in effect in all other ODF districts pending further improvement in their local fire-risk conditions.