Industrial Fire Precaution Level Deceases to Two, Effective Immediately

September 12, 2022

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Sept. 12, 2022) – Following a weekend with the potential for increased fire behavior, the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will decrease to II (two) on the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District, effective immediately. Red flag weather warnings prompted the increase to IFPL three last Wednesday, but a significant shift in the weather has allowed for the change in fire prevention measures on industrial operations, such as logging sites and other commercial operations. This change is reflected in Jackson and Josephine counties only.

For the general public, ODF Southwest’s fire restrictions remain in effect and unchanged with a fire danger level of “extreme” (red).

Under IFPL II (Two) – limited shutdown, which is entirely separate from all public fire restrictions, the following may operate after 8 p.m. and up until 1 p.m. daily:

  • Power saws, except at loading sites
  • Feller-bunchers with rotary head saws
  • Cable yarding
  • Blasting
  • Welding, cutting, or grinding of metal

For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry’s fire season public restrictions, please call or visit the Southwest Oregon District unit office nearest to you:

  • Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point. (541) 664-3328
  • Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Dr., Grants Pass. (541) 474-3152

Fire season information is also available online at our Facebook page, @ODFSouthwest.

Click below for current fire restrictions

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