2016 fire season begins

0603 fire seasonKlamath County, Ore. — Fire season across Southern Oregon is officially in effect this.

The declaration impacts all public and private lands in Jackson and Josephine County, and the Klamath / Lake District of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Randall Baley said, “We’ve got temperatures that are approaching what you’d normally see in mid-summer. Mid-90’s, pretty consistent – so, it’s time. Things are going to dry out quickly.”

The fire season declaration puts into place restrictions on debris burning and forest operations.

Additional restrictions will also go into effect for the Klamath River Canyon area from Keno to the state line.

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