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Fire Danger Increases

10:55 PM · Aug 25, 2019

(DFPA) Hot and dry conditions combined with potential thunderstorms mid-week has prompted the Douglas Forest Protective Association to increase the fire danger to “HIGH” (Yellow) on all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands within the Douglas District, effective Monday, August 26th at 12:01 a.m. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL II. Under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions, the following activities are prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. during high fire danger: • 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 DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions. All other fire prevention measures listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remain in effect and are unchanged. 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. For more information about public or industrial fire restrictions, visit or call DFPA’s 24 hour information line at 541-672-0379.

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