DFPA News Release: Fire Danger Increases
The Douglas Forest Protective Association will increase the fire danger to “HIGH” (Yellow) 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, July 15th. 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 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.:
• The cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried or cured grass. This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns or for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
• The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes.
• The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes.
• Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power driven machinery not specifically mentioned in the Public Use Restrictions.
All other restrictions listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remain in effect and unchanged. A complete list of DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions can be found online at www.dfpa.net or by calling DFPA’s 24 hour information line at 541-672-0379. Residents are reminded that additional restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or public land management agency on the lands they own or manage.
To date, DFPA has suppressed 43 fires that have burned nearly 290 acres.