Industrial Fire Precaution Levels

The current Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) for the Malheur National Forest is: 

North End:
Blue Mountain & Prairie City RDs

South End:
Emigrant Creek RD

2

3

Firewood cutting is prohibited on the South Zone of the Malheur National Forest.  The South Zone of the Malheur National Forest includes Emigrant Creek Ranger District.

On the North Zone of the Malheur National Forest, firewood cutting is permitted with a 1 p.m. shut down followed by a 1 hour fire watch. The North Zone includes Prairie City and Blue Mountain Ranger Districts.

For further information on the Phases of Public Use Restrictions please click on the following link.

Phases of Public Use Restrictions.

 (Updated September 9, 2014)

  [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.