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Fire Danger Level Increasing to Extreme

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MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire Danger will be increasing to Extreme Starting at Midnight July 19.  This impacts land protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in southwest Oregon.

ODF says “a long period of temperatures hovering around 100 degrees has cooked southwest Oregon vegetation into a tinder-dry condition. ”

The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will remain at Level 2 (two).

Starting Saturday, you won’t be able to use power-driven equipment, such as chain saws and mowers after at 10:00 a.m. Equipment use may resume after 8:00 p.m. In all cases, a fire watch of at least one hour should take place after the equipment is shut down.

For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry’s fire season regulations, contact the unit office in your area:

  • Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point. Phone: (541) 664-3328
  • Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Drive, Grants Pass. Phone: (541) 474-3152

Southwest Oregon District fire prevention regulations are also posted online here.