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Rain, cooler temps end fire season


November 2, 2022

With widespread rain and cooler temperatures across the state, all Oregon Department of Forestry districts ended the fire season Saturday, Oct. 29.

The start and end of fire season are set by each fire protection district based on area conditions.

The end removes restrictions on ODF-protected lands intended to prevent wildfire, such as on backyard debris burning and use of certain equipment. Many structural fire departments in Oregon, however, still require a permit for debris burning, so check with local fire departments before starting a burn.

This year has seen 844 fires on ODF-protec...

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