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Fire Danger Level decreases from EXTREME to HIGH in Southwest Oregon.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 6:13 PM
Updated: Sep. 13, 2018 6:16 PM

With lower relative humidity levels and the cooler temperatures the Oregon Department of Forestry reduced the fire danger level to high instead of extreme today. When fire danger level is at extreme campfires are not allowed. Now that the level has decreased campfires have less restrictions.

Natalie Weber the PIO for ODF Southwest District says "when it comes to campfires they are allowed on designated grounds." She also says these campfires also need to have a fire ring.

Michelle Patterson the Manager at Glenyan RV Park and Campground in Ashland told Newswatch 12 she talks with the Fire Department before allowing campfires on the campground. Michelle says "we try to keep in touch with them and make sure that we are following the rules that they want for all campgrounds to make sure we don't start a fire here."

Julie Bennett found a safe way to still enjoy a campfire during the fire ban. Julie says "that led me to a propane fire pit which is excluded by burn bands." The propane fire pit is easy to use and much safer then a regular fire pit. Tonight she hopes to enjoy the fire pit with her good friend.

To see the list of the new restrictions follow this link: http://www.swofire.com/p/fire-season-regulations.html

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