ODF: Debris Burning is Still Prohibited

ODF said crews have responded to numerous illegal burn calls after the fire danger level dropped from 'extreme' to 'high.'

Posted: Sep 23, 2018 7:05 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- While fire danger is in high right now there are still plenty of restrictions in place. Oregon Department of Forestry would like to remind everyone that debris burning, burn barrels and campfires outside of designated campgrounds are still not allowed.

ODF said these types of calls have taken a toll on firefighters as they are pulled away from their responsibilities to reports of debris burning. There's still a chance your burn pile could escape and get out of control.

Below is the list of fire season restrictions when the fire danger level is HIGH (yellow):

· No debris burning, including piles and debris burned in burn barrels.

· No fireworks on forestlands.

· Exploding targets and tracer ammunition, or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base, are prohibited.

· Campfires are allowed only in designated campgrounds. Portable stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels may be used in other locations.

· Motorized vehicles are allowed only on improved roads; one shovel and one gallon of water, or one 2.5 pound or larger fire extinguisher, is required while traveling.

· Smoking while traveling will only be allowed in enclosed vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water and other specifically designated locations.

· Chain saws may not be used between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. during high fire danger. During hours outside of this time frame, chain saws may be used but require that the operator have one shovel and one 8-oz or larger fire extinguisher at the work site. A fire watch is also required for one hour after each chainsaw use.

· Cutting, grinding, and welding of metal is not allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. during high fire danger. These activities will be allowed during hours outside of this time frame only if the work site is cleared of potentially flammable vegetation and other materials, and a water supply is at the job site.

· The mowing of dead or dried grass with power-driven equipment is not allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. during high fire danger. This restriction does not include mowing of green lawns, or equipment used for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

· Any other spark-emitting internal combustion engine-use not specifically mentioned is not allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. during high fire danger. Use of any spark-emitting internal combustion engine is allowed outside of this time frame only if the work site is cleared of potentially flammable vegetation and other materials, and a water supply is at the job site.

· Any electric fence controllers must be approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, and be installed and used in compliance with the fence controller’s instructions for fire safe operation.

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