ODF Lowers Regional Fire Danger Levels

As of Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., the public fire danger level will decrease to “low” (green) in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Consistent fall-like weather and widespread rain has made it possible to ease off on some public and industrial fire prevention regulations on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District.

Effective immediately under this designation, fire prevention regulations which will remain in effect, include:

• No debris burning, including piles and debris burned in burn barrels.

• No fireworks on or within 1/8 of a mile of forestlands.

• Exploding targets and tracer ammunition, or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base, are prohibited.

• Smoking while traveling will only be allowed in enclosed vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water and other specifically designated locations.

• Any electric fence controllers must be approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, and be installed and used in compliance with the fence controller’s instructions for fire safe operation.