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Fire officials: Check your previously burned debris piles

June 8, 2018 marked the start of fire season for all land covered by the Douglas Forest Protective Association. (File photo/SBG)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Friday marked the start of fire season for all land covered by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

The decision comes with the dry conditions and warmer temperatures in the area.

You can no longer use exploding targets or burn yard debris on land protected by the DFPA.

Fire officials ask you to re-check previous piles you burned in the spring.

"In years past, we've had stuff that smoldered for several weeks or several months and then popped back to life when conditions are much worse, so take a couple minutes today and go an check those piles," DFPA's Kyle Reed said.

Reed says current fire restrictions can change as conditions shift throughout the area.

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