FIRE SEASON ENDS ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District declared
an end to the 2007 fire season Monday, Oct. 1.. This declaration affects state,
private, county and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and
Josephine counties. Current and predicted rainfall is sufficient to
lower the public-use fire danger level to "Low." All public-use
restrictions and fire season-related closures on industrial operations
are removed as of 8:00 a.m. today.

Debris pile and barrel burning is now allowed on ODF-protected lands.
However, open burning is regulated for air quality in all of Jackson
County, and in the Rogue Basin Open Burn Control Area in Josephine
County. Before starting a burn, call the open burning advisory number
for your county.

Debris pile and barrel burning is now allowed on ODF-protected lands.
However, open burning is regulated for air quality in all of Jackson
County, and in the Rogue Basin Open Burn Control Area in Josephine
County. Before starting a burn, call the open burning advisory number
for your county:
    Jackson County, 776-7007
    Josephine County, 476-9663

Some city fire departments and rural fire protection districts have
additional restrictions, or may require a burning permit. Call your
local structural fire service provider before burning.

Fire season on the Southwest Oregon District began June 11 and lasted
113 days – 30 days shorter than average. As of Sept. 24, 259 fires
occurred on ODF-protected lands and blackened 720 acres.

Southwest Oregon District fire season information is posted on the World
Wide Web at www.swofire.oregon.gov.

Information is also available at the Southwest Oregon District office in
your area:Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point. Phone: (541)
664-3328; Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Drive, Grants Pass. Phone: (541)
474-3152.

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