COOS BAY, Ore. – The Coos Forest Protective Association is declaring an end to their local fire season and dropping industrial fire precaution restrictions starting Wednesday, Oct. 6. The Association provides fire protection on private and state forestland in Curry and Coos counties.
Oct. 6 is the same day that the Douglas Forest Protective Association based in Roseburg ends fire season for lands it protects in Douglas County.
Recent rains in both 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 western Oregon, fire season remains in effect in the Southwest Oregon ODF district covering Josephine and Jackson counties, and in districts east of the Cascades pending further improvement in their local fire-risk conditions.