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Fire Danger Level Drops to “Low”

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OREGON – The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District has dropped the fire danger level to “low.”

The changes affect 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management lands in Jackson and Josephine Counties.

ODF says that dry conditions by the weekend could still pose a risk, however, rain is expected to return again next week.

The fire prevention regulations put into effect on June 30 have been modified to the following:

• No debris burning, this includes piles and debris burned in burn barrels;

In addition to the modified public use restrictions, under state law, the use of tracer ammunition, exploding targets and sky lanterns is prohibited as long as fire season remains.

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