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.

New Pocketcard and Stats Sheet Now Available

With the cooler temperatures and shorter days we have begun a downward trend for fire danger through the forecast period. We have rebounded from the record setting ERC values and will continue to see large fuel moisture recover too. For the latest pocketcard and stats sheet please see the SWO Fire Data website.