Fire Season on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Southwest Oregon District will be in effect as of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Effective Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the fire danger level is moderate (blue). Read the full press release here.
In moderate fire danger, the following activities are prohibited between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.:
- The use of power saws.
- The cutting, grinding and welding of metal.
- The mowing of dry or dead grass.
- The operation of any other spark-emitting internal combustion engine not specifically mentioned above.
The following fire prevention regulations are currently in effect and will remain in effect until the fire danger level drops significantly:
- Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, and designated locations.
- Debris burning is prohibited.
- Burn barrel use is prohibited.
- Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except in approved fire rings at designated campgrounds. In other locations, portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
- Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, may only be used on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except when used for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
- Fireworks on or within 1/8th of a mile of forestland are prohibited.
- Any electric fence controller in use shall be listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and operated in compliance with the manufacturer’s fire-safe instructions.
- The use of exploding targets is prohibited.
- The use of tracer ammunition or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base is prohibited.
- Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2.5 pound or larger fire extinguisher. All-terrain vehicles and motorcycles must be equipped with one 2.5 pound or larger fire extinguisher.
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