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Fire protection in the wildland urban interface

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Oregon's Defensible Space Law enlists the aid of property owners to better protect their homes and firefighters during encroaching wildfires. The law requires property owners to reduce excess vegetation, which may fuel a fire, around homes and other structures. In some cases, it is also necessary to create fuel breaks along property lines and roadsides.

The Act is fully described in Oregon Revised Statute 477.015 through 477.061 and Oregon Administrative Rules 629-044-1000 through 629-044-1110.

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Searchable database of properties that meet the criteria under the Act.

Based on your area's fire risk listed in the searchable database, complete the appropriate self-certification form below and submit electronically or through the mail.

Urban interface information



Fire Protection Division
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310

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