Sunday, August 25, 2013

Effective 8/25/13: Industrial Fire Precaution Level II

A recent storm brought rain to the valley floors in Josephine and Jackson Counties and has caused the Oregon Dept. of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District to lower the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to a Level 2 (two) effective Sunday, August 25, 2013. The following restrictions are in place:
·        The use of fire in any form will be prohibited
·        The use of power saws will be prohibited, except at loading sites, between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
·        The use of cable yarders will be prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
·        Blasting will be prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
·        Welding or cutting of metal will be prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Additionally, commercial operators on forestlands are required to have fire suppression equipment on site and provide watchman service.

For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry’s fire season regulations, contact the unit office in your area:
 
·        Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point. Phone: (541) 664-3328
·        Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Drive, Grants Pass. Phone: (541) 474-3152

 

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