It is not a surprise that the fire danger level has gone up to yellow in both Jackson and Josephine counties after we have endured so many continuous days of sweltering heat, but do you know how this affects you? Don’t wait until you find yourself in trouble to be informed. Please take a moment to be aware of what the change means to keep you, your property, your loved ones, and our beautiful community safe. Ignorance is not an excuse this year, after our friends and family in the Phoenix-Talent area suffered so greatly last summer.
A few highlights to note: no fireworks within 1/8 mile of forestlands, campfires only in designated areas, chainsaws are forbidden between 10am and 8pm, and motorized vehicles, including ATV’s and motorcycles, are only allowed on improved roads. We have to not only educate ourselves, but each other.