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Protect yourself from fire danger

Use caution with small recreational fires or fires in portable fireplaces by following these tips:

Be sure to contact your local fire agency for more information!

Local Fire Agencies


Fires are a natural part of the forest ecosystem in the county. However, decades of aggressive fire suppression have caused fuel accumulation which, coupled with human activity, increases wildfire hazard. The exposure to wildfire hazards is also increasing, as recent population growth has spurred more residential development close to the forests in what is referred to as the wildland urban interface (WUI).

The majority of wildfires in Clackamas County are cause by humans. Debris burning is the number one cause of wildfires. Wildfires spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing for wildfires now.

Because wildfires affect entire communities, Clackamas County recently completed Clackamas Community Wildfire Protection Plan If you are interested in bringing your neighbors together to develop a local community wildfire protection plan, please contact your local fire district.

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