The Oregon Department of Forestry said fire danger would be raised to “High” (yellow) in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (NWOFPA) region Friday morning.
According to a statement from the ODF, all three weather zones across the region will be placed at “High” at 1 a.m. Friday, August 4.
-Campfires will only be allowed at designated camping sites
-All debris burning is banned
-Off-road motorized vehicles are now only allowed before 1 p.m. and after 8 p.m.
-A number of other activities formerly allowed all day are now restricted to before 1 p.m. or after 8 p.m., including the use of non-industrial power saws, cutting, grinding and welding of metal, mowing or cutting of dried, cured grass (other than for agricultural purposes, which are exempt), and the use of other spark-emitting internal combustion engines.
-Motorists traveling on forest roads are still required to have a shovel and one gallon of water or a 2.5 lb. or larger ABC fire extinguisher
Industrial Fire Precaution levels (IFPL) are as follows, and will be unchanged for the time being: NW-1 at Level 1, NW-2 and NW-3 at Level 2.
According to Oregon Department of Forestry Astoria District Forester Dan Goody, a helicopter will be stationed at Mulino Airport in Clackamas County to respond to the NW Oregon area.
“In addition, crews at South Fork Camp will be on stand-by through the weekend,” Goody added.