Abandoned campfires account for ~10% of all wildfires
in 2016 in the Central Oregon District. All preventable.
Recreationists are asked to put fire prevention into practice and be deliberate with your actions. Make sure campfires are DEAD OUT! Never leave a fire unattended. Clear the area around your campfire, removing flammable material outside the campfire. Fully extinguish cigarettes and properly dispose of them. The public is also reminded that the use of tracer ammunition or exploding targets is illegal within the District during fire season. As of January 1, 2017 sky lanterns and other luminaries are prohibited in Oregon.
In 2016 human caused fires accounted for 75% of the fires in the Central Oregon District. Following fire season restrictions and prevention tips can reduce these ignitions and causing less damage to our natural resources including air, water, and soil. For additional information on ODF’s Central Oregon District, including contact information and unit offices, please visit www.ODFcentraloregon.com.