The emergency closure or the Bootleg Fire area on the Fremont-Winema National Forest was expanded for the second time this week due to increased fire activity and movement. Additionally, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management has identified areas for Level 3 (Go Now), Level 2 (Get Set) and Level 1 (Be Ready) in western Lake County due to the fire, and is notifying residents and recreating public in the Level 3 area. Lake County Evacuations Level 3 (Go Now) • South of the Sycan River, south of Forest Roads 3239 and 28, and the Gearhart Wilderness west of Forest Road 3372 in Lake County. Level 2 (Get Set) • Sycan Marsh area, Chocktoot Creek Drainage area, west of Forest Road 28 and east of Forest Road 3372, north of Forest Road 34, and through the area that includes Corral Creek Campground and Mitchell Monument. Level 1 (Be Ready) • From the northeast at the Lake County line, through the Yamsay Mountain Recreation Area, extending east to the south of Thompson Reservoir to Winter Rim Recreation Area, then south near the Forest Boundary, then following Chewaucan Road south to Forest Road 34. The evacuation levels include recreation sites in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, as well as private property. ... See MoreSee Less
FYIOR Hwy 58 Full Closure set for Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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With much of Klamath County under a Red Flag Warning through the weekend, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal sent two task forces to assist on any incident which may escalate beyond our regional capabilities. Thank you Clackamas and Clatsop Task Forces.Firefighters from Northwest Oregon will be headed to Southern Oregon on Friday to help bolster capacity as the region is under a Red Flag Warning and lightning is again in the forecast.
The Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is mobilizing two task forces, one from Clatsop County, the second from Clackamas County. The two will be deployed and prepositioned Friday to Klamath County for 72-hours. The two task forces may stay longer if they are needed.
This is a proactive move for the region to be better prepared and bolster any initial fire attack. These firefighters are not assigned to a specific incident but will be an added resource and increase the state’s readiness if there is a fire.
Through the Oregon State Legislature, the OSFM was allocated funding to preposition resources around the state if conditions warrant. This is just one way the OSFM is working to be response ready for any wildfire that may break out.
The OSFM encourages all Oregonians to be aware of the dry conditions and take the necessary precautions to avoid sparking a fire.
Pictured below Clatsop County Taskforce 4, Lead by Chief Golightly.
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Thank you for your support. Let's hope we can all be SMART.
Anyone who lights any kind of fireworks, tie them up and call me to deal with them!! I guarantee they wont the that same mistake EVER!
A fireworks message from Fire Chief Dylan Webb:
June 29, 2021
To Whom It May Concern:
With record breaking weather and drought conditions in 2021, Crescent Fire District is urging people to not use fireworks this year. Please consider attending a public display, watch fireworks on television, or celebrate with friends and family without the use of fireworks.
Crescent Fire often receives inquiries about the sale and use of fireworks each Fourth of July. The laws related to fireworks in Oregon can be complex. Below are answers to commonly asked questions.
Can Crescent Fire District ban the use of Oregon Legal fireworks? No. As a Rural Fire Protection District, Crescent Fire does not have the legal authority to ban the use of retail fireworks. ORS 480.160(4)(c) specifically prohibits a fire district from banning the use of Oregon legal fireworks.
Can Crescent Fire District ban professional fireworks displays? Only if a proposed firework display is found to pose a danger to the public per ORS 480.140 or has violated state, county or local laws. Crescent Fire reviews each display application to ensure it meets fire safety requirements, it also must be approved by the applicable police or sheriff’s office, and then it is reviewed by the State Fire Marshal before approval. We encourage the public to leave fireworks to the “professionals”, and we work with display operators to ensure fireworks displays can safely be performed.
Is use of retail fireworks prohibited during a Crescent Fire District High-Fire Hazard Burn Ban?
Unfortunately, no. The scope of burn season regulations under ORS 478.960 is strictly related to open burning of yard debris, domestic wastes, field burning and related open burning of materials. It does not include authority to ban the use of fireworks.
Who enforces laws related to use of illegal fireworks in Oregon? Law enforcement agencies enforce criminal laws related to the use of illegal fireworks in Oregon. Depending on the nature of the crime, a wide variety of criminal charges may be cited ranging from reckless burning, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and more with fines up to $2500 per violation. People can also be held civilly liable for damage caused by improper use of any fireworks - legal or illegal.
We realize this may be an inconvenience, but in the spirit of safety we urge you to forego celebrating this weekend with any fireworks.
From all of us at Crescent Fire, we wish you a very safe and happy Fourth of July!
Crescent Fire District
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Please people, no fireworks this year!
Did you know, Crescent Rural Fire Protection District is relatively small, just over 13 square miles. However, our ambulance service area is much larger, 591 square miles to be precise. Throughout this area we respond to approximately 600 calls per year, and do this with only one paid Paramedic on shift at a time. Are you interested in learning about volunteer opportunities? Give us a call today, 541-433-2466, or visit our website crescentrfpd.com/become-a-volunteer/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to town all Gamblers! As your enjoying our beautiful area, remember to be fire smart. ... See MoreSee Less
This evening for training, our new volunteers practiced cutting on a car with extrication equipment. Are you interested in volunteering with us? We have a spot for you. Call us today 541-433-2466 to find out more, or just stop by our Main Station and say hi! ... See MoreSee Less
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This Saturday, the Crescent Transfer station will be accepting yard debris listed below, free of charge. Act now as fire season approaches to create effective defensible space around your property! ... See MoreSee Less
Will there be another Cleanup event ahead? Really trying to work on creating more defensible space around our homesite & property. This is definitely a year round project. Thank you 😊