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We are pleased to announce a new website will provide a one-stop shop for Central Oregon residents on wildfire, public health, smoke, and prescribed fire information. Many of the resources available on the site were previously available however, this is the first time these resources and information have been consolidated into one place. The Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry, Deschutes County, Public Health representatives, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Project Wildfire, and The Nature Conservancy collaborated on the site ( to provide the public a more comprehensive website to answer key questions related to fire, smo


Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, June, 29 2018 By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area: All lands protected by the Central Oregon Forest Protection District, and all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof. Under this Regulated Closure it is unlawful to be in violation of the following restrictions: Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads. Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except in designated areas. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed

FIRE DANGER rating moved to HIGH

The FIRE Danger Rating has been moved up to High. We have had several fires in the Central Oregon area. The Graham Fire near Lake Billy Chinook elevated in one night from 50 to 750 acres in the afternoon, becoming 2,000 acres by morning. All Outdoor Burning is closed, including burn barrels. Camp fires, within regulations are allowed. To see our Burning Regulation copy and paste the link below in your broswer.

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