Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Fire Danger Level Increases to Moderate / Blue on June 29, 2023

As the warmer weather increases the temperatures in the northwest corner of the state, fire managers will be increasing the fire danger level to Moderate (blue) for the Public Use Restrictions in the Northwest 1, 2, and 3 (NW-1, NW-2, and NW-3) weather zones.  This change will be effective at 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2023. 

Campfires will only be allowed at designated camping sites.  Dispersed campfires will no longer be allowed.  Motorists traveling on forest roads are required to have a shovel and one gallon of water or a 2.5 lb. or larger ABC fire extinguisher.  Non–industrial use of chain saws is allowed.

In conjunction with the county fire chiefs, a county wide burn ban remains in effect.

Open debris burning has not be allowed since June 14. Burn barrels require a burning permit, which can be obtained through the Oregon Department of Forestry or a local fire department depending on the location of the residence. For rural residences using burn barrels: only metal barrels in good condition covered by heavy mesh screens with holes no larger than ¼ inch are acceptable. A charged water supply and hand tools are required to be on site. 

The Industrial Fire Precaution levels (IFPL) for NW-1, NW-2, and NW-3 will remain at a level I, with a 1-hour fire watch required. 

For up-to-date recorded information about fire season requirements, call 503-325-7215. To request a burning permit or obtain additional information, call 503-325-5451 during business hours. 

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