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Fire Danger Increases in Douglas County

5:38 PM · Jul 13, 2020

(DFPA) DFPA Warming and drying conditions have prompted the Douglas Forest Protective Association to increase the fire danger to Moderate within the Douglas District, effective immediately. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL I. Under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions, a moderate fire danger reading changes the shutdown times for several activities for the general public. During moderate fire danger, the following activities are prohibited between the hours of 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM: • The cutting, trimming or mowing of dried or cured grass. This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns or for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops. • The cutting, grinding or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes. • The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes. • Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power driven machinery not specifically mentioned in the Public Use Restrictions. All other restrictions listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remain in effect and unchanged. A complete list of DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions can be found online at or by calling DFPA’s 24 hour information line at 541-672-0379. Residents are reminded that additional restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or public land management agency on the lands they own or manage.


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