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Fire danger level rises to 'moderate' in Klamath and Lake counties

Fire managers in south central Oregon are raising the fire danger level to 'Moderate' (blue) for Klamath and Lake counties effective Tuesday.

Posted: Jun 23, 2020 10:45 AM
Updated: Jun 23, 2020 10:45 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The fire danger level in Klamath and Lake counties rose to "Moderate" (blue) on Tuesday, according to the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP).

The National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is a system used by fire managers to estimate the current fire danger for a given area. In Oregon, it often corresponds with restrictions intended to reduce the chances of human-caused wildfires.


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"Knowledge of these levels can guide visitors to decide whether to have a campfire or ride their off-highway vehicle in a grassy area," SCOFMP said. "Homeowners may choose to postpone burning a debris pile if they are aware of the fire danger level for that day. Contractors working in the forest may consider extra precautions when using equipment that might produce sparks. In some cases, public land managers may even restrict certain activities based on fire danger levels."

SCOFMP raised the fire danger level to Moderate on Tuesday for Klamath and Lake counties, reflecting that "some wildfires may be expected." Debris burning is prohibited, but officials did not announce any further restrictions on Tuesday.


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"Expect moderate flame length and rate of spread. Control is usually not difficult, and light to moderate mop-up can be expected," SCOFMP said.

The industrial fire precaution level (IFPL) remains at I, meaning that basic fire season requirements are in effect. A firewatch is required at all work-sites.

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