Fire danger and industrial fire precaution levels decreasing thanks to widespread rain and lowering temperatures

  • Source: KDRV-TV ABC 12 Medford
  • Published: 09/18/2021 02:39 PM

Widespread rain along with lowering temperatures across Southern Oregon has been a welcome sight to many Oregonians and firefighters across the area. Thanks to that that widespread rain, on Saturday, the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District announced that effective Sunday, at 12:01 a.m., the public fire danger level will be decreasing to moderate and the industrial fire precaution level (IFPL) will decrease to one across Jackson and Josephine Counties. That means that Saturday will be the last day power-driven and/or spark-emitting machinery is completely prohibited. However several restrictions will continue to remain in place even with IFPL decreasing including: No debris burning, including piles and debris burned in burn barrels.


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