Contact: Randall Baley
Klamath Falls - The Oregon Department of Forestry has decreased the fire danger level from Extreme to High in the Klamath-Lake District, effective Sept. 20. However, the district remains in fire season, which means the regulations restricting debris burning and timber harvest operations remain in effect.
“With the forecasted weather for the upcoming weekend and week, we will stay in Closed Fire Season and Public Regulated Use Closure restrictions. The public has done an awesome job this season being considerate of the landowners that have allowed the usage of their properties and by following the regulations that were in effect,” said Randall Baley, Unit Forester.
The best protection measures are always preventative measures. Residents and visitors to Klamath and Lake Counties have been very responsible in their use of Fire Safe Practices, he said.
"Let's continue to not let our guard down. Be sure to follow any restrictions put in place and other general fire prevention measures to decrease the chance of or the spread of a wildfire."