Fire season regulations are in effect

2024 Fire Season has begun. Please see below for regulations as well as resources for you and your loved ones. We always hope that our beautiful state does not catch on fire each year and we should all do our part to help prevent wildfires; and we should all be prepared if it does happen.
*No debris burning
*No fireworks on or near ODF protected lands
*No exploding targets/tracer ammunition/bullets with pyrotechnic charge
*No campfires except in designated campgrounds or on private land with owner’s permission
*No smoking except in enclosed vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water and designated areas
*No electric fences that have not been approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by Department of Consumer and Business Services
*Regulations on industrial activities are in effect and a Firewatch is required.

On June 11th, 2024, at 3:08pm, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motor vehicle crash in the 4600 block of Reeves Creek Road. Prior to law enforcement arrival, the driver, Paige Collyar, and passenger, Shannon Hewitt, were pronounced deceased by medical personnel.
Evidence at the scene indicated the vehicle was traveling north on Reeves Creek Road at a high rate of speed when it failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway striking a tree.
Next of kin have been notified.
Illinois Valley Fire District, American Medical Response, Oregon State Police and Jerry’s Towing assisted at the scene.
There is no further information at this time.