Increased fire danger on forestlands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Umpqua National Forest has made it necessary to increase the fire prevention measures on industrial operations.
Industrial Fire Precaution Level II (two) takes effect at 12:01 am, Thursday, June 25, on all private, county, state, and federal lands protected by DFPA and the Umpqua National Forest.
IFPL II, or “partial hootowl”, prohibits blasting, welding, and cable yarding from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The use of power saws is also prohibited between these hours, except at loading sites. A fire watch of two hours is also required when work has completed for the day.
To stay current on wildland restrictions for the public and industry, call DFPA’s closure information line at 672-0379 or visit its web site at www.dfpa.net.
For fire information pertaining to the Umpqua National Forest, call (541) 672-6601, and for IFPL information on the national forest call (541) 957-3325 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua.