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Rising fire danger prompts public use restrictions in western Oregon forestlands


July 12, 2018

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Due to rising fire danger, the Oregon Department of Forestry's West Oregon District has declared public fire restrictions beginning Friday, July 6. This is in addition to industrial restrictions already in effect.

Public use restrictions are based on activities most commonly associated with fire starts in the past. They include, but are not limited to:

• No open fires except at designated campgrounds

• No fireworks

• No mowing of dried grass between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.

• Non-industrial chainsaw use requires a waiver from an ODF forester

• Smoking is not allowed while tr...

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