ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to extreme on its protected lands. The increase in the fire danger level is due to the hot and dry weather conditions, along with the severity of the drought stricken vegetation throughout the county.
“With the current conditions, wildfires can easily start and quickly spread with the potential of becoming large and costly fires” said Kyle Reed, DFPA Fire Prevention Specialist.
DFPA’s regulated use closure remains in effect for the general public. Many large landowners have added additional restrictions or complete closures to their land holdings due to the fire danger.
With bow season opening Saturday, along with the holiday weekend, hunters and other forest users are advised to check with the landowners for the locations they plan to recreate on, before they head to the woods.