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DFPA Increases Fire Danger to High

Fire Danger Increases Monday, June 28th

The Douglas Forest Protective Association will increase the fire danger to “HIGH” on all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands within the Douglas District, effective Monday, June 28th at 12:01 AM. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL II.

Under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions, a high fire danger rating changes the shutdown times for several activities for the general public. During high fire danger, the following activities are prohibited between the hours of 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM:

• The cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried or cured grass. This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns. The use of battery or electric powered string trimmers and the culture and harvest of agricultural crops are exempt from this requirement.

• The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes.

• The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes.

• The use of power-driven machinery not specifically mentioned in DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions that is being used on private property for any non-industrial improvement or development.

All other restrictions listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remain in effect and are unchanged. A complete list of DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions can be found online at or by calling DFPA’s 24-hour information line at 541-672-0379. Residents are reminded that additional fire restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or public land management agency on the lands they own or manage.

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