July 31, 2017 6:00 a.m.
Fire danger is now considered “extreme” on lands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
Kyle Reed says the increase in fire danger affects 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs Lands within the Douglas District. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL3.
During this time of extreme fire danger, the following activities under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions are prohibited:
*The use of non-industrial power saws.
*The cutting, grinding or welding of metal.
*The cutting, mowing or trimming of dead or dry grass. The restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns.
Kyle Reed says other restrictions related to smoking, open fires, debris burning, the use of fireworks, and electric fence controllers remain in effect and are unchanged.
To date, DFPA has suppressed 53 fires that have burned 86 acres. Human caused fires have accounted for 48 of the fires and all but a half acre of the total amount of land that has burned.
Complete information on restrictions due to the extreme fire danger is posted at www.dfpa.net.