Emergency Conflagration Act in Response to the Rum Creek Fire

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Emergency Conflagration Act in Response to the Rum Creek Fire

For more information: (503) 373-0000, option 1 for information about over-dimension loads; (503) 378-6699 for information about registration services 

Aug 27, 2022

Governor Kate Brown today invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Rum Creek Fire in Josephine County.

It is vital to remind motor carriers that even for vehicles responding to a fire, size and weight exemptions cannot be waived.

Loads must be of legal dimensions, or operating under the provisions and requirements of the over-dimension permit issued to the truck by the Commerce and Compliance Division.

  • For information about, or to obtain a size and weight permit in Oregon, contact the Over Dimension Permit Unit between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at 503-373-0000
  • To acquire a permit when responding to an emergency outside of normal business hours call 503-931-1541
  • Please notify the permit analyst that you are responding to an emergency so your permit can be expedited

Please note, vehicles responding to fire emergencies are required to enter open scale facilities when a sign posted before the scale reads:

  • "All Trucks Over 20,000 pounds GVWR Next Right.”
  • Or trucks with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or greater without posted sign unless they are operating with red warning lights and/or siren.

For current road conditions, visit TripCheck.


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Trip Check

For help determining authorized alternate routes, contact the agency’s Over Dimension Permit Unit, (503) 373-0000, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For current construction and travel information, visit www.tripcheck.com or dial 511.