Even though temperatures are starting to drop for a little while and fall is getting closer, citizens of Oregon are being asked by the Oregon Department of Forestry to maintain their efforts to prevent wildfires and practice fire safety.
The Oregon Department of Forestry would like to warn residents of the state that even though fall weather is on its way, the fire season is not yet done. Officials from the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) have stated that despite the low humidity, high temperatures, powerful winds from the east, and dry conditions that exist in certain sections of the state, a wildfire can still be started and develop to huge proportions.
Even if the number of fires started by humans in 2022 has been lower than the 10-year average, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) warns that now is not the time to become complacent and that wildfire prevention measures should be maintained.
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has a number of suggestions for individuals to follow in order to assist avoid wildfires. They advise individuals to wait until late fall or winter to begin working on burn heaps and remind them that it is illegal to burn debris during the active fire season in their area.
They also recommend that you should never park a car on dead grass, check the mechanical condition of your vehicle or all-terrain vehicle (ATV), and never throw cigarette butts away on the ground. They believe that prior to lighting a campfire, one should always make sure to check the local regulations.
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