Fire Danger Ratings - As of 8/23/2019 -
FIRE SEASON IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN OREGON.
FIRE DANGER IS EXTREME IN JACKSON AND JOSEPHINE COUNTIES. THE IFPL IS 2.
FIRE DANGER IS HIGH WITH AN IFPL OF 3 IN DOUGLAS COUNTY ON LANDS PROTECTED BY THE DOUGLAS FOREST PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION.
FIRE DANGER IS HIGH WITH AN IFPL OF II IN KLAMATH, AND LAKE COUNTIES ON LAND PROTECTED BY ODF.
FIRE DANGER IS MODERATE WITH AN IFPL OF 1 FOR THE IMMEDIATE COASTAL ZONE, AND THEN IFPL II FOR THE INLAND AREAS OF COOS COUNTY, CURRY COUNTY, AND WESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY ON LANDS PROTECTED BY THE COOS FOREST PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION.
FIRE SEASON IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF MODOC AND SISKIYOU COUNTIES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ON CAL FIRE PROTECTED LANDS. OPEN BURNING OF ANY KIND IS BANNED, EXCEPT FOR CAMPFIRES IN IMPROVED CAMPGROUNDS.
As of august 5th, 2019 at 12:01 a.m., the fire danger level IS “extreme” (red). the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) iS AT 2. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
•The use of power saws is prohibited.
•The cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited.
•The mowing of dry or dead grass is prohibited.
•The operation of any other spark-emitting internal combustion engine not specifically mentioned above is prohibited.
The following activities are also prohibited:
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, including burn barrels, 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. In the Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River, NO camp fires, or cooking fires, or smoking is allowed outside of the water line. All fires MUST be within the water line areas. Smoking allowed in the water line and on boats.
•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 are prohibited on or within 1/8 of a mile of forestland.
•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 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.