Umpqua National Forest Goes to IFPL I -- Lowers Public Use Restrictions to Level 1

Contact: Mark Turney, (541) 530-0173

Effective Monday, September 28, at 12:01 a.m., the Umpqua National Forest will drop into an Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) I with a MODERATE fire danger rating. There are no time restrictions under an IFPL I; however, industrial operators must still have fire tools and a water supply at each operation site. A fire-watch is also required at the end of the operation period.

Public Use Restrictions will be reduced to Level 1 at noon on Monday. Public Use Restrictions are measures put in place to reduce the risk of a wildfire starting when fire danger is elevated. These restrictions are always carefully considered before being implemented as the goal is to improve the safety of our public lands and resources while understanding the needs of our many recreational users.

Under Public Use Restrictions Level 1, campfires may be built in Forest Service constructed fire rings in designated recreation sites only. Portable cooking stoves using pressurized liquid gas or propane are permitted in all other areas. Use of generators with an approved spark-arrester screen is allowed in designated campgrounds. Portable campfires using propane are also permitted. People are urged to ensure all campfires are fully extinguished when departing.

Smoking is allowed only in vehicles, designated recreation sites, in areas clear of vegetation measuring at least 3 feet in diameter, or aboard watercraft on waterways.

For additional information on public and industrial fire restrictions, please call the Umpqua National Forest at (541) 957-3200 or visit www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua.





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