Arson Patrols begin July 1

ca. 2000, Easter Island, Chile --- Tree Burning in a Forest Fire --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis


The Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service and Oregon State Police will activate the Wildland-Urban Interface Arson Patrol on July 1. Retired OSP trooper Jim Davis of Klamath Falls is one of those who will be out on patrol. Another officer will patrol Deschutes County – both considered “high fire” areas by ODF.

The public is encouraged to report suspected arson activity by calling the Arson Patrol Hotline, 1-800-452-7888.