Industrial Fire Precaution Levels

Phases of Public Use Restrictions Information

 

Firewood Cutting is allowed all day.

Effective January 1, 2016, the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) for the Malheur National Forest is: 

North End:
Blue Mountain & Prairie City RDs

South End:
Emigrant Creek RD

I

I

 (Updated January 1, 2016)

  [graphic] Roman numeral I indicating fire danger level

Level I - Closed Season

Fire precaution requirements are in effect. A Fire Watch/Security is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.


[graphic] Roman numeral II indicating fire danger level

Level II - Partial Hootowl

The following may operate only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time:

  • Power saws except at loading sites
  • Cable yarding
  • Blasting
  • Welding or cutting of metal.

[graphic] Roman numeral III indicating fire danger level

Level III - Partial Shutdown

The following are prohibited except as indicated:

  • Power saws except at loading sites
 
  • Cable yarding - except that gravity operated logging systems employing nonmotorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground except the line between the carriage and the chokers.

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[graphic] Roman numeral IV indicating fire danger level

Level IV - General Shutdown

All operations are prohibited.