Current Fire Information

Campfire Restrictions in Place. Click here for information

Fire activity on the Willamette National Forest ranging from fire danger levels, public use restrictions, official closures, and prescribed burns.

For state and BLM lands, view the Oregon Department of Forestry fire restrictions and closures at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx.

FIRE DANGER LEVEL

VERY HIGH for all areas
Effective August 9, 2018
Click here for fire danger level (also known as Public Awareness Level) descriptions

INDUSTRIAL FIRE PRECAUTION LEVEL (IFPL)

IFPL Level III
Effective August 9, 2018
Click here for IFPL restrictions by level

PUBLIC USE RESTRICTIONS

The following are prohibited:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire stove fire, or a charcoal fire, including in all wilderness areas of the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame.
  • Operating an internal combustion engine; specifically generators and chainsaws, except in areas devoid of vegetation and those located inside of buildings.
  • Possessing or using a motor vehicle off National Forest System roads, except when parking in an area devoid of vegetation for 10’ around the vehicle.

Forest Order 06-18-00-18-14 Public Use Restrictions
Effective August 9, 2018

FIRE RELATED CLOSURES

Provides details on any fire related closures on the Willamette National Forest. Includes road, campground, trail, and other recreation site closures. Click here for all fire related closures

INCIWEB

InciWeb provides information for wildland fire emergencies and prescribed fires. Official announcements include evacuations, road closures, news releases, maps, photographs, and basic information and current situation about the incident.

PRESCRIBED FIRES

Prescribed fire is a planned fire. Sometimes called a “controlled burn” or “prescribed burn,” the Forest Service manages prescribed fires to benefit natural resources and reduce the risk of unwanted wildfires in the future…learn more


Fire Management

Science has changed the way we think about wildland fire and the way we manage it. We still suppress fires, especially if they threaten people and communities, but we understand that fire has a role in nature – one that can lead to healthy ecosystems. So we look for ways to manage it to play its role, for instance, by igniting prescribed fires.

Fire Prevention How-Tos

While at home or on camping trips, follow these important safety tips.

Fire Science

The Forest Service conducts cutting-edge research and develops tools to help land managers better understand and manage fire. Our scientists study fire behavior and the effects of fire on ecosystems and society, as well as offer management options.

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

To address the challenges wildland fire management poses, the Forest Service and its other federal, tribal, state and local partners have developed and are implementing a National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.

Forests and Rangelands

Forests and Rangelands provides fire, fuels, and land management information for government officials, land and wildland fire management professionals, businesses, communities, and interested organizations and individuals.

Firewise

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire.


Fire Management Positions

We are looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to suppress wildfires and work in fuels management on the Siuslaw National Forest. The fire and aviation management program is very rewarding and requires working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions; including dispatch, engine crews, fuels technicians, handcrews, helitack, hotshot crews, smokejumpers, and prevention. Visit our employment page for more information.