Fire Danger Extreme – New Fire Restrictions Are Now In Effect For Southwest Oregon District

Beginning today public regulated use restrictions now ban the use of all machinery utilizing internal combustion engines on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties. This includes the use of chain saws, brush cutters and mowers. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level has also been elevated to Level 3, requiring industrial operations to shut down most equipment by 1:00 p.m. To view details on public regulated use and IFPL currently in effect click on the Fire Season Regulations tab on this page.