Starting tomorrow, a noon shutdown is required for mowing and chain saw use on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level also returns to Level II in all SW and SK weather zones in ODF’s Southwest Oregon District. These restrictions affect most of the state, private, county and Bureau of Land Management lands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
The fire danger level remains High (yellow).
Industrial Fire Precaution Level II (two) will be in effect in zones SW-1, SW-2, SW-3, SW-4 and SK-3, and IFPL III (three) will remain in effect in zones RR-1, RR-2 and RR-3. See www.swofire.oregon.gov for links to a zone map, a summary of IFPL regulations, and a complete list of regulated use restrictions.