Alerts


The fire danger level for today is Extreme.

Mowing dry grass, chainsaw use, and cutting/grinding/welding of metal is prohibited.

Fires under extreme conditions start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. Development into high-intensity burning will usually be faster and occur from smaller fires than in the very high danger class. Direct attack is rarely possible, and may be dangerous, except immediately after ignition. Fires that develop headway in heavy slash or in conifer stands may be unmanageable while the extreme burning condition lasts. Under these conditions, the only effective and safe control action is on the flanks until the weather changes or the fuel supply lessens. The color code is red.

July 14, 2018, Effective 5:00 pm; DFPA Update

Fire Danger Increases

“We have moved to EXTREME fire danger effective immediately. During extreme fire danger, the following activities under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions are prohibited:

  • The use power saws for non-industrial purposes is prohibited.
  • The cutting, grinding or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes is prohibited.
  • The cutting, mowing or trimming of dead or dry grass is prohibited. This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns, which is not restricted.
  • Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power driven machinery not specifically mentioned in DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions is prohibited.

All other restriction under DFPA’s PUR’s remain in effect and unchanged.

Also, we are moving to IFPL III Monday morning at 12:01 am. The IFPL restrictions are fire restrictions for industrial operators working on forestlands. You shouldn’t have to worry about the IFPL restrictions, but if you have questions, a full list of them can be found online at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Documents/2017%20IFPL%20for%20Web.pdf

For more information, go to DFPA

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

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center (NWCC)

Northwest Large Fire Information Summary