Mowing dry grass, chainsaw use, and cutting/ grinding/ welding of metal will be allowed before 1:00 pm or after 8:00 pm.
Fires can start from most accidental causes, but with the exception of lightning fires in some areas, the number of starts is generally low. Fires in open-cured grassland will burn briskly and spread rapidly on windy days. Woods fires spread slowly to moderately fast. The average fire is of moderate intensity, although heavy concentrations of fuel, especially draped fuel, may burn hot. Short-distance spotting may occur, but is not persistent. Fires are not likely to become serious, and control is relatively easy. The color code is blue.
September 13, 2018; DFPA Update
Fire Restrictions Lowered: Fire Season Remains in Effect
“A combination of cooler temperatures, higher humidity readings, and scattered showers have allowed the Douglas Forest Protective Association to reduce both industrial and public use fire restrictions within the Douglas District, but remind that fire season remains in effect. Effective September 13th at 12:01 a.m., the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will move to IFPL 2 and the Fire Danger will be moved to “Moderate.” The changes affect all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands, protected by DFPA.”
For more information, go to DFPA
FIRE OFFICIALS URGE UAS, OR “DRONE”, OPERATORS TO AVOID ACTIVE WILDFIRES BECAUSE “IF YOU FLY, WE CAN’T”
July 25, 2018 – Fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Umpqua National Forest and the Roseburg District of the Bureau of Land Management urge individuals and organizations that fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” to stay away from active wildfire scenes to ensure the safety of firefighters and the effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations. There are currently numerous wildfires burning in southwest Oregon, including the South Umpqua Complex, which is located about 45 miles southeast of Roseburg.
All unauthorized drone flights over or near wildfires on public or private lands will be reported to the FAA and law enforcement agencies. Individuals who are determined to have interfered with wildfire suppression efforts may be subject to civil penalties of up to $20,000 and potentially criminal prosecution.
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:
- Asphalt or industrial waste
- Automotive parts (including frames)
- Dead animals
- Plastic and rubber products
- 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)