Oregon Department of Forestry planning ahead, asking residents to do the same

Oregon Department of Forestry, (KTVL/Megan Allison)

MEDFORD -- The Oregon Department of Forestry is sharing resources in this early part of the season.

Aircrafts and engines are being shared with the Ana Fire in the east as well as the Chetco Bar Fire in the west. ODF staff said they're fully staffed and planning ahead.

"It seems like there are fires burning almost everywhere except Southwest Oregon District right now. And because of that it works in a way where we can actually provide some assistance for everyone surrounding us," Melissa Cano said.

ODF recommends residents also plan ahead and come up with an evacuation plan now. This is especially important for larger animals that could be more difficult to transport.

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