Thursday, September 18, 2014

Industrial Fire Precaution Level 2 Takes Effect Today

Rain yesterday and the probability of more rain today allowed the Oregon Department of Forestry to lower the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to level 2 (two) today. This affects industrial operations on ODF-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Fire prevention regulations for the public are unchanged.

Under IFPL 2, the following regulations are now in effect for regulated use zones SW-1, SW-2, SW-3, SW-4, SK-3, RR-1, RR-2 and RR-3:
  • The use of fire in any form is prohibited
  • The use of power saws is prohibited, except at loading sites, between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • The use of cable yarders is prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Blasting is prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Welding or cutting of metal are 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.
 
  

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