Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fire Restrictions Lower for Industrial Operators

Cool temperatures and high relative humidity has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District to drop the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to II (two) today. Cable yarding, blasting, welding or cutting of metal, and power saws except at loading sites may operate only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m.

This does not change the fire danger level for the public; the regulated use closure will remain “extreme” (red). For details on fire prevention restrictions, see the Fire Season Regulations page on this website.