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Fire season set to end in Douglas County

Officials said the end of fire season is a result of significant rainfall in the area.

Posted: Sep 22, 2019 9:15 AM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association said fire season within the Douglas District will officially end on Monday.

Officials said the end of fire season is a result of significant rainfall and an overall cooling trend in the area.

This means industrial fire restrictions on DFPA protected land will no longer be in effect. Backyard debris burning outside of incorporated cities will be allowed without a burn permit once fire season ends, but officials said residents should still contact their local fire department before conducting debris burns.

Fire officials still recommend being cautious when burning or using fire in the woods because dry conditions can still create a fire risk.

DFPA’s 2019 fire season began on June 11th and lasted 104 days.

To date, firefighters suppressed 101 fires, which burned 13,445 acres within the Douglas District. Lightning sparked 34 wildfires that burned about 15 acres. There were 67 human-caused fires, which scorched 13,430 acres, the largest of which, was the Milepost 97 fire that was caused by an illegal campfire.

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