Cool, damp weather has allowed the Oregon Department of Forestry's Southwest District to drop the fire danger level to "high" on most of the lands it protects in Jackson and Josephine counties. However, the fire danger level remains "extreme" in the Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River, between Grave Creek and Marial.
Mowers and chain saws may now be used without restriction. The welding, grinding and cutting of metal are also allowed again on ODF-protected forestlands.
The Industrial Fire Precaution Level is split. Zones SW-1, SW-2, SW-3, SW-4 and SK-3 are in IFPL I (one), and zones RR-1, RR-2 and RR-3 are in IFPL III (three). An IFPL zone map and IFPL regulations details are posted online, and are available from ODF's unit offices in Medford and Grants Pass.
A complete list of regulated use restrictions is posted at www.swofire.oregon.gov.