Fire Season Starts in Douglas District

Fire Crews Fight Garage FireDOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Fire season in the Douglas County District started today and the fire danger level is set at “moderate.” The following restrictions are in place to help prevent wildfires, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association:

  • All backyard debris burning requires a burn permit from either DFPA or a local fire department.
  • The use of tracer ammunition is prohibited
  • The use of exploding targets is prohibited
  • The use of sky lanterns is prohibited

The beginning of fire season also starts industrial fire restrictions to help prevent fires in industrial operations on forestlands.  Effective today, the entire Douglas District will be in Industrial Fire Precaution Level I (one.)  During IFPL I, the following restrictions are in place:

  • Smoking is prohibited while working on or traveling through an active operation
  • Specified fire tools and suppression equipment must be on site and ready for use.
  • A fire watch service is required after work has completed for the day.

For more information about current public and industrial restrictions on the Douglas District, visit www.dfpa.net or call the DFPA closure line at 672-0379.