RAINS PROMPT ODF’S FOREST GROVE DISTRICT TO LOWER FIRE PRECAUTION LEVEL

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: September 1st, 2015 4:23 PM

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Forest Grove District announced today it is lowering the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to “I: Closed Season.” This reduces the fire safety precautions that forest operators must follow while logging or constructing road in the forest during wildfire season. The two units affected by the change are NW-2 and NW-3. A map on the ODF website entitled, “ODF Industrial Precaution Levels and Public Use Restrictions/Closures,” depicts the two units – http://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/index.aspx

The two units were previously at Level II, which requires more fire prevention steps of forest operators. The recent weather change in the district that brought significant rainfall and cooler temperatures prompted the level change.