Friday, August 28, 2015

8/28/2015 IFPL and campfire update

We are lowering IFPL effective 0100, August 29th, 2015.  The levels will be NW1 to Level 1, NW2 to Level 2, NW 3 to Level 2. 

The forecast is showing continued rains moving into the area this afternoon and through the weekend.  This is a very welcomed change!  We have also seen several employees and engines return from southern and eastern Oregon fire assignments.  This wet weekend will allow for everyone to get rest and ready for Initial Attack needs and to assist as needed. 


Also, on the recreation side of the business: 


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Posted on Flash Alert: August 28th, 2015 1:48 PM
Campfires are again allowed effective Saturday, August 29, on Tillamook State Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and Tillamook County Parks in designated campgrounds and sites only.

Last week, due to high fire danger and extreme dry weather, a ban on campfires was put in place. The weather pattern has shifted to rain starting Friday and will likely continue into Monday.

Regulated Use on forestland is still in place. This means NO:
* Campfires outside of designated campgrounds and sites
* Charcoal briquettes
* Fireworks
* Sky Lanterns
* Exploding Targets
* Smoking except in closed vehicles or on improved roads

Public is still required to carry a shovel and 1 gallon of water or 2 1/2 lb extinguisher when traveling in the forest.

A burn ban still applies to burn barrels and debris piles.

Oregon State Parks statewide campfire ban is still in effect.