CFPA : Fire Season Has Started

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The Coos Forest Protective Association announced that fire season has officially begun at Midnioght on Monday, July 1st. The start of fire season activates restrictions on both public and industrial forest use on all private, county, state and Bureau of Land Management lands and rural fire districts.

The start of fire season means the end of unregulated outside burning for rural Coos, Curry and western Douglas County. The outside burning of debris piles and the use of burn barrels will be prohibited until fire season is terminated. Residents should call their local departments for burning restriction and permit details.
Industrial fire regulations will also go into effect. Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1 prohibits smoking while working on or traveling through an industrial operation.

Specified fire tools and suppression equipment must be maintained at all operations. A fire watch is also required at all industrial operation sites unless waived or modified in writing by a Fire Warden. Anyone cutting firewood must have an 8-oz. fire extinguisher and a shovel. Power saws must be equipped with an approved screen.
As fire season progresses, additional closures and restrictions may be imposed as weather conditions become more severe. For more information, call the CFPA Closure Information Line at 541-267-1789 or visit their website at www.coosfpa.net.

This entry was posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 and is filed under Local News, State News.