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7 July 2015: NOAA:

   Red Flag Warning

      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING
   

  • IMPACTS: INCREASING THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.
  • WINDS: WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.
  • AFFECTED AREA: IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE ZONES 280, 281 & 284 AND IN SOUTHWEST OREGON FIRE ZONES 616, 617, 619, 620, 621, 622, 623 & 624.


   ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON EXISTING VERY DRY FUELS COULD CAUSE NUMEROUS NEW FIRE IGNITIONS. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS COULD ALSO CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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2 July 2015: Oregon State Fire Marshal:

   Legal-Illegal Fireworks Guide

   The Oregon State Fire Marshal has released a guide of the Legal & Illegal fireworks
     You can view/download it in "PDF" format at the link below.
       2015 Fireworks Guide
   
   
   
   



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1 July 2015: ODF:

   Industrial Fire Precaution Level now at Level 2

   The IFPL II restrictions apply only to contractors and permit holders, including those with permits to cut firewood for personal use. These restrictions are not applicable to standard recreational uses, such as campfires, which have separate restrictions that may apply.
   
   Under IFPL II:

  • The use of fire in any form will be prohibited.
  • The use of power saws will be prohibited, except at loading sites, between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • The use of cable yarders will be prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Blasting will be prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Welding or cutting of metal will be prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

   
   Additionally, commercial operators on forestlands are required to have fire suppression equipment on site and provide watchman service.
   
   Fire season information is also available online at www.swofire.com.
   




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