Oregon/Washington Fire Closures & Restrictions

Fire Restrictions

Fire restrictions and closures are one of the most effective tools that land management agencies can use to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires during periods of high or extreme fire danger. Fire restrictions and closures are carefully considered and often change quickly due to variable weather conditions.

Fire closures will be enacted for actively burning fires or for areas that burned in the past and remain hazardous.

Fire restrictions can affect activities such as having a campfire, using a chainsaw, smoking, and accessing certain locations by vehicle or on foot. On average, an estimated 87 percent of wildfires nationally are caused by humans, so restrictions during high fire danger can help decrease the possibility of a new fire start.

Other federal, state, and local government agencies may have their own restrictions and closures for the lands under their management. For example, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Washington Department of Natural Resources issue restrictions pertaining to public use and work-related activities in their respective states.

For your safety and the safety of first responders, please check for current fire restrictions and closures while planning your trip to public lands. Please see below!

map showing blm district boundaries in oregon and washington

Closures and Restrictions by District

The BLM has a fire restriction order that applies to all BLM-managed public lands in Oregon and Washington:

See below for additional information related to District-specific fire information.

Burns

Restrictions

Coos Bay
Lakeview

Restrictions

Medford

No fire restrictions exist at this time.

Northwest Oregon

Closures

Restrictions

No fire restrictions exist at this time.

Prineville

Restrictions

Roseburg

Closures

Restrictions

Spokane

No fire restrictions exist at this time.

Vale

No fire restrictions exist at this time.

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