FIRE RESTRICTIONS: - Fire Season terminated as of September 26, 2019
FIRE RESTRICTIONS: - Regulated Closure terminated as of September 16, 2019
MH1 and MH4 IFPL: - IFPL no longer in effect as of September 26, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Industrial Fire Precaution Level 2 for MH-1 and MH-4

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. July 22, 2019 Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District will increase the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to Level 2 for ODF protected lands in The Dalles Unit.  The lands are within Regulated Use Areas MH-1 and MH-4, located in Hood River and Wasco counties, as depicted on the map.


Under Industrial Fire Precaution Level 2, the use of fire or power-driven machinery in any operation area is unlawful unless such use is in compliance with the following:

Limited Shutdown: The following activities are not permitted between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except as noted:

1. Power saws, except power saws may operate at loading sites;
2. Feller-bunchers with rotary head saws;
3. Cable yarding
4. Blasting
5. Welding, cutting, or grinding of metal

The State Forester or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced or terminated by an additional Closedown Order of the State Forester or an authorized representative.