Fire Danger Will Increase to 'High' in Klamath, Lake Counties

Starting on July 6, new regulations will go into effect for the Klamath-Lake District wildlands.

Posted: Jul 3, 2018 5:40 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — This week, the fire danger level for Jackson and Josephine counties increased to High (represented by yellow). By Wednesday, that danger level increase will go into effect for Klamath and Lake counties as well, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

Beginning the morning of Wednesday, July 4, the Klamath-Lake District and Walker Range will increase their fire danger to High. By Friday, July 6, a Public Regulated Use Closure will also go into effect, adding even further restrictions.

SEE BELOW for the full list of restrictions under both High fire danger level conditions and Public Regulated Use Closure:

 - Smoking in wildland areas is permitted only in enclosed vehicles on roads.
 - Camping, cooking or warming fires will be prohibited, except in the following designated locations:
      * KLAMATH COUNTY: Collier State Park, Kimball State Park, and Hagelstein Park (county).
      * LAKE COUNTY: Gooselake State Park.
 - Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are permitted at all other park locations.
 - Off-road driving and motorized vehicles on un-improved roads is prohibited.
 - Use of fireworks is prohibited. ("Fireworks" means any combustible or explosive device or any other article which was prepared for the purpose of providing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, including firecrackers, fountains, skyrockets, snakes and sparklers)
 - Possession of a full size axe, shovel and a 2 ½ lb. fire extinguisher or filled gallon water container is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on state and county roads.
 - Debris Burning, which was banned June 8th in Klamath and Lake Counties when Klamath-Lake District of the Oregon Department of Forestry went into fire season, remains in effect.

 - Non-Industrial chainsaw use and cutting, grinding or welding of metal on forested lands will be prohibited between the hours of 1:00 to 8:00 PM.

These regulations by ODF are added on top of the "Fire Season in effect" declaration on June 8, which restricted debris burning and timber harvest operations. All outdoor debris burning is prohibited by wildland and structural fire protection agencies in Klamath County.

According to ODF, forest operations that require a Permit to Operate Power Driven Machinery now are required to have fire tools, on-site water supply, and watchman service on privately owned forest land.

The "Fire Season" declaration also prohibited the release of sky lanterns, the discharge of exploding targets, and the discharge of tracer ammunition until Fire Season officially ends.

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