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Recent rainfall lowers fire danger in Douglas County

Officials said the change will be effective immediately.

Posted: Sep 8, 2019 9:43 AM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association said recent rainfall has allowed them to lower the fire danger to low.

Officials said that change will be effective immediately. However, officials said restrictions will remain in effect, and all backyard debris burning remains prohibited.

They said during low fire danger, there are no shutdown times on the mowing of dead grass, the use of power saws for non-industrial purposes, the cutting, grinding, or welding of metal, or on any other power-driven machinery not specifically mentioned in DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions.

They said all other restrictions under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remain in effect and are unchanged.

For detailed information about public or industrial fire restrictions within the Douglas District, you can visit their website or call DFPA’s information line at 541-672-0379.

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