Lookingglass Rural Fire District is a tax-supported all-volunteer department, providing fire and emergency medical services to the Lookingglass valley and surrounding areas.
Board of Directors
Location: 7173 Lookingglass Rd., Roseburg, OR 97471.
Phone: (541) 679-5555.
Email: Board of Directors
Public NoticeThere will be a Regular Board meeting of the Lookingglass Rural Fire District on September 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm, at the Fire Station, 7173 Lookingglass Road, Roseburg, OR 97471. 541 679-5555; lookingglassfire.org. The public is welcome.
More information about our Board of Directors and the policies they follow can be found on the Directors page.
Minutes and videos of previous meetings are available on the Minutes page.
The budget to which the District and Department adhere can be found on the Financials page.
A map of properties covered within the Lookingglass Rural Fire District is on our Coverage page.
Volunteer Fire Department
Thank you to the people who have newly volunteered. Welcome aboard!
Lookingglass Rural Fire District is looking for new volunteers. Do you have what it takes?
Chief Rhodes won an award from SDAO
LRFD Fire Chief Steve Rhodes won an Outstanding Special District Service Award at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Special District's Association of Oregon. A video (starting at approximately minute 17:15) and an article about his award as an outstanding volunteer are on the SDAO website.
Chief's report on Lookingglass Elementary School Fire:
dated January 2, 2017
On Tuesday, December 27, at 11:07 pm, the Lookingglass Rural Fire District, along with mutual and automatic aid units from Douglas Fire Protection Dist. 2 and Winston- Dillard Fire Dist., were dispatched to a report of the Lookingglass School on fire. Read full report.
The Blotter page shows how active our volunteers have been protecting our community.
Our Facilities page shows where our fire station is located within our community.
2017 Fire Season
Mowing dry grass, chainsaw use, and cutting/grinding/welding of metal are prohibited.
Fires under extreme conditions start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. Development into high-intensity burning will usually be faster and occur from smaller fires than in the very high danger class. Direct attack is rarely possible, and may be dangerous, except immediately after ignition. Fires that develop headway in heavy slash or in conifer stands may be unmanageable while the extreme burning condition lasts. Under these conditions, the only effective and safe control action is on the flanks until the weather changes or the fuel supply lessens. The color code is red.
Effective July 31, 2017 (DFPA)
The Douglas Forest Protective Association will increase the fire danger to “extreme” effective Monday, July 31, at 12:01 a.m. The increase in fire danger affects 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands within the Douglas District.
The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will remain at IFPL 3.
Effective July 13, 2017 (DFPA)
We are moving the fire danger to high and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to IFPL 2 effective Thursday, July 13th. The IFPL is for industrial operators and does not apply to the general public. The high fire danger does change certain shut down times within our Public Use Restrictions for the general public. During high Fire Danger, the mowing of dry grass, the cutting/welding/grinding metal and non-industrial chainsaw use is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 am and 8:00 pm. All other restrictions in DFPA's Public Use Restrictions remain in effect and unchanged.
Effective July 1, 2017 (DFPA)
As you have probably already heard, we will be going into our Public Use Restrictions, effective July 1st. These restrictions will be in effect on all DFPA protected land and all land within 1/8th mile of our protection. This includes the majority of the rural areas throughout our district in Douglas County. In addition to the Public Use Restrictions, exploding targets and tracer ammunition are prohibited during fire season and sky lanterns are prohibited year-round in Oregon. We will also be putting our burn ban in place effective July 1st. This burn ban prohibits back yard debris burning, including burn barrels and debris piles.
Effective June 24, 2017 (DFPA)
We are moving the fire danger to moderate effective 6-24-17. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level remains at IFPL 1 and Public Use Restrictions are NOT in effect. We will still be issuing burn permits for debris piles until July 1st, as fire conditions allow, but we will not be issuing permits for burn barrels. Campfires on private property with landowner permission are still allowed.
Examples of outdoor or open burning include: using a burn barrel, burning yard debris, burning construction or demolition debris, burning in incinerators that do not meet emission limits and burning stumps to clear land.
- Burning the following materials is illegal any time, anywhere in Oregon:
- Asphalt or industrial waste
- Automotive parts (including frames)
- Dead animals
- Plastic and rubber products
- Waste oil, petroleum treated and related materials
- Wet garbage and food waste
- Any material creating dense smoke or noxious odors
Northwest Interagency Coordination Center (NWCC)
Northwest Large Fire Information Summary
Roseburg, OR Weather Forecast
Click for weather forecast
A variety of safety information and links is available on our Safety page.
- Travel Warnings
- Southwest Oregon NOAA Forecasts
- TripCheck Oregon Road Conditions
- Douglas County Stream Gage Information
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Oregon Department of Forestry
United States Fire Administration