Strong east winds are causing wildfire danger levels to climb, according to the Coos Forest Protection Association (CFPA).
Southwestern Oregon is experiencing a similar weather pattern as California, and CFPA has responded to four fires since Sunday. Three fires were caused by escaped debris burns and the fourth is power line related.
CFPA urges residents to exercise caution and refrain from debris burning until this weather pattern changes.
Consequences for failing to burn safely can include citations as well as being billed for fire suppression costs.
For more information about fire prevention, contact CFPA at www.coosfpa.net, the Closure Line at (541) 297-1789, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.