Oregon Dept. of Forestry says it's responded to 30 human-caused fires in past week alone
The Oregon Department of Forestry has responded to 30 human-caused fires in the past week alone.
One burned more than 20,000 acres.
Nearly 330,270 acres of land have been affected by fires in Oregon and Washington this summer. The U.S. Forest Service says 71 percent of the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest this year are human-caused.
The causes of fires include vehicles overheating or vehicles with faulty exhaust systems, illegally abandoned campfires and illegal debris burning.
Skylaterns are prohibited year-round throughout Oregon, and the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition is prohibited during fire season.
To find out what is and is not allowed in your area, click HERE for an interactive map.