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It is a hot topic in many Oregon communities these days. And for good reason.

Wildfire is a key ecological process that shaped and maintains forests in much of central, southern and northeast Oregon. But decades of wildfire suppression, timber harvesting, grazing and development have altered these forests. When wildfires break out, they tend to larger, more severe and harder to control.

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Reducing Wildfire Risk on Your Property

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Homeowners in wildland-urban interface areas can take a number of steps to increase their readiness if a wildfire breaks out. This section of the Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer contains resources for homeowners to learn about fire safe landscaping, fire safe building materials, and managing vegetation on their properties to reduce wildfire risks.

Find out how you can reduce wildfire risk