Fire season is just around the corner - in fact the unusually early warm, dry, and windy weather in late April and early May have already contributed to above-average fire starts and acres burned. The Oregon Department of Forestry is finalizing the key elements to fight fires this season: helicopters, air trankers, fire engines, and hand crews. ODF aims to stop 97 percent of all fires at 10 acres or smaller. This results in less damage to Oregon's forests and also significantly lowers firefighting costs.
Learn more about ODF fire season readiness