We saw some smoke to our south today, this is why.Prep burning is scheduled for the Silverton Hills today from 1 pm to 3 pm with a 50 acre limit.
Should conditions allow, test fires followed by open burning may occur. Sign up for our test fires notices here: oda.fyi/TestFireNotice
DYK? Field burning is only allowed by permit for certain grass seed crops - fescues and bentgrass, and also in fields where the steepness of the terrain makes it difficult to apply alternatives to open field burning. Retaining the stubble of the perennial varieties of grass seed grown in those areas can decrease soil erosion, increase soil water content, and retain carbon. Field burning can have a positive ecological impact by reducing the need for tillage and also extending the life of the crop. For more information, visit oda.direct/FieldBurning Oregon Office of Emergency Management Oregon Department of Forestry Oregon State Police ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for letting us know! It's scary to just see smoke in the distance
Good to know
Now that is some gorgeous red heavy metal. 🙂
Is this open to the public?
As we reflect on what this last year has brought us. We must not forget the state we were in 1 year ago. The fires of Labor Day 2020 will not soon be forgotten. A resident from the Sawtell area sent us a photo of their new fire watch employee and it is a good reminder to always have your guard up when it comes to fire. Please stay safe and remember to be fire safe. ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us this Saturday at 9am, for our annual 9/11 memorial service, as we reflect on the tragic events that took place 20 years ago. 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less
We can imagine folks waking up this morning and having some worries about all the smoke. A small reminder of last years devastating fires. The Bull Complex Fire is approx. 20+ miles away from our furthest corner of the fire district. The increase in smoke is due to shifting winds. Below is a good explanation of the smoke in our area. ... See MoreSee Less
I want to thank you so very much for posting this. I have had such anxiety all day since smelling the smoke this morning. I know we all feel a little bit stressed remembering last year. Thank you firefighters for everything you do and be safe out there. 🥰
I agree with the previous poster. Thank for the update. I was also concerned this morning. Your updates are much appreciated. To all our firefighters...take care and stay safe.
How far away from Colton, OR is this fire complex?
Only approximately 18 miles away from Elk Prairie. 🙏💜
Thank you!! The kiddos AND the grownups both loved that you came and spent time with us! We love you guys! <3
Thank you all - everyone was blessed by your presence!!! 🙂
Thank you so much for coming! You had such an impact on my son. My family appreciates all you do.
Thank you for joining the dance off with the kids!!
The past few days have been busy for Molalla Fire. The crews have ran 46 calls in the last 3 days and all but 2 of those were medical calls!
Molalla Fire District has two staffed ALS Ambulances that provide service for over 350 square miles. Due to our rural location, and the distance to hospitals, an average EMS call can take 2 hours (from dispatch until crews are back in district). ... See MoreSee Less
Molalla Fire crews are fantastic.
Thank you to all men and women that service our area you guys are the true heroes!!
Thanks for your service. We appreciate all your work.
Thank you! One of those calls was for Rick Maylender! We appreciate your care! Thank you for saving my husband. He is home now.
I hope everyone remembers posts like these when the next bond is on the ballot. Two ALS ambulances sometimes isn't enough.
You guys ROCK!! Thank you!
You've been there for my mom! Rest her soul.. thank you for always being there! ♥️
Thank you for the multiple times you helped my husband.
Thank you for your help in our case last night. You guys are amazing!
You all are rockstars
You all are awesome!!
One of those was my son last night, and it was much appreciated! Thank you Molalla FD.