Monday, October 19, 2015

Rain Brings Fire Danger Down to Moderate

The fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District dropped to “moderate” (blue) today due to rain. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is 1 (one).

Fire season remains in effect but many fire prevention regulations have been removed.

It is now all right to have campfires outside of designated campgrounds, but it is necessary to get the landowner’s permission before camping on private land, and to always ensure a campfire is extinguished before leaving camp.

Power-driven machinery may be used without restriction.

Vehicles are not limited to being driven only on improved roads.

However, the following fire prevention regulations remain in effect:

  • No debris burning, whether in piles or burn barrels;
  • No shooting with tracer ammunition;
  • No exploding targets;
  • No fireworks.

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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