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Fire Danger Level Moderate Starting June 11, 2019
fire danger moderate

The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will stay at IFPL 1 and Public Use Restrictions are not in effect. All backyard debris burning is prohibited.


2019 Fire Season Begins
June 7, 2019 (revised June 10, 2019); DFPA Update

The 2019 fire season will officially begin Tuesday, June 11th at 12:01 a.m. on all lands that are protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association. The declaration of fire season imposes certain fire restrictions on both the general public and industrial operators to help prevent wildfires.

We are going to go ahead and move the fire danger to Moderate. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will stay at IFPL 1 and Public Use Restrictions are not in effect. Until the PUR’s go into effect, there are no shut down times on power equipment and campfires are still allowed on private property with landowner permission. Again, with the start of fire season, the big thing that happens is that all backyard debris burning is prohibited.

For more information, visit the DFPA website.


Emergency Forest Restoration Program
“The Douglas County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has been approved to accept applications for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) to address 2018 drought and 2019 snow damages.”
(View Public Service Announcement)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Examples of outdoor or open burning include: using a burn barrel, burning yard debris, burning construction or demolition debris, burning in incinerators that do not meet emission limits and burning stumps to clear land.

    Burning the following materials is illegal any time, anywhere in Oregon:

  • Asbestos
  • Asphalt or industrial waste
  • Automotive parts (including frames)
  • Dead animals
  • Plastic and rubber products
  • Tires
  • Waste oil, petroleum treated and related materials
  • Wet garbage and food waste
  • Any material creating dense smoke or noxious odors

More information is available at the Oregon DEQ website.


Northwest Interagency Coordination Center