It's not officially fire season yet on both sides of the state line, but tell that to the fires, like the two fires (near Butte Falls and Chiloquin) that scorched hundreds of acres in recent days.
Hot weather is here and more regular fires will almost assuredly follow. Agencies of many types are talking about preparedness.
Those include Pacific Gas & Electric, which is blamed for some of the fires of recent years. PG&E plans more outages during times of high wildfire risk.
And Ashland's CERT or Community Emergency Response Team is always trained for emergencies.