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You’re In Charge of Wildfires

“Smokey Bear can’t say it in just one sentence anymore….” Humans cause more wildfires than ever before, and OR’s Parks and Rec wants you to be safe and to protect our region’s majesty. I like the video below, the info is great and the scenery is beautiful. Check it out!

Dry conditions are already present in many areas and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) wants to remind you to enjoy your campfires responsibly:
  • Know before you go: research conditions for the area surrounding your campground. Fire restrictions may be in place at the park, county, state or federal level.
  • Maintain campfire flames at knee height, or roughly two feet high. This helps prevent ash or embers from becoming airborne, especially during the dry summer months. If you see the wind stirring up embers from your fire, play it safe and extinguish it.
  • Only build campfires in the existing fire ring in your campsite. Fire ring locations are carefully considered and park rangers clear vegetation around rings to create a safe buffer zone.
See more fire safety tips here in the Oregon Wildfire Information toolkit.

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