Rainfall Lowers Fire Danger
A brief weather change has brought cooler, wet conditions to Douglas County, allowing fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association to lower the fire danger to Moderate on all DFPA protected lands effective Wednesday, August 21st at 9:00 a.m. Fire officials remind that despite the recent rainfall, fire season remains in effect and all backyard debris burning is prohibited.
DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions also remain in place to help prevent human caused wildfires. During moderate fire danger, the following activities are prohibited between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.:
The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes. The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes. The cutting, trimming, or mowing of dead or dry grass. The mowing of green lawns and the culture or harvest of agricultural crops are both exempt from this requirement. The use of power driven machinery not specifically mentioned in DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions that are used on private property for non-industrial improvements or developments.
All other fire prevention measures set under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remains in effect and are unchanged. Additional fire restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or public land management agencies on the lands they own or manage.
For more information about industrial or public fire restrictions within the Douglas District, visit www.dfpa.net or call DFPA’s 24 hour information line at 541-672-0379.