CENTRAL POINT, Ore --- Friday, the fire danger level in Jackson and Josephine Counties increased from moderate to high. This fire danger increase is only on ODF lands.
One way the Oregon Department of Forestry gets the word out about this change is through social media. Another way is through the peacock signs.
NewsWatch 12 talked to one engine crew out changing signs. The crew's job is to change the arrow from moderate to high. Technology hasn't phased out these signs yet. "Just to catch the eye of the general public. Some people might not have social media to be in contact with." said Tyler Womack. He is one of the forest officers with ODF.
The fire danger level increase means a few things. A fire can more easily start and spread. It also means new restrictions. These are some of them:
- No power saws from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
- No mowing dry grass from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Campfires need to be in designated locations
- no off-road driving.