Industrial Fire Precaution Levels

Effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) for the Malheur National Forest is: 

North End:
Blue Mountain & Prairie City RDs

South End:
Emigrant Creek RD

IV

IV
  • The Malheur National Forest IFPL is IV on both zones.
  • Phase C of Public Use Restrictions are in effect.
  • Chainsaw use is prohibited.
  • Campfires not allowed anywhere on the Malheur National Forest.

Phases of Public Use Restrictions.

 (Updated August 21, 2015)

  [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.