Industrial Fire Precaution Level Now at II
Increased fire danger on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District has made it necessary to increase the fire prevention measures on industrial operations, such as logging sites and other commercial operations. Industrial Fire Precaution Level II took effect at 12:01 Monday morning.
From 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. this precaution level prohibits the use of fire in any form, the use of power saws except at loading sites, the use of cable yarders, blasting, welding or cutting of metal.
Additionally, commercial operators on forestlands are required to have fire suppression equipment on site and provide watchman service.
These regulations affect all state, county, private and Bureau of Land Management lands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
The public regulated use fire danger level remains at “high”.
For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry’s fire season regulations, contact the unit office in Medford at (541) 664-3328; in Grants Pass at (541) 474-3152. Southwest Oregon District fire precaution level information is also posted on the World Wide Web at www.swofire.com.