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Fire Danger Level Decreases to Low in the City of Grants Pass and the Southwest Oregon District Following Widespread Rain, Additional Forecasted Weather Systems (Photo) - 10/06/21

Consistent fall-like weather and widespread rain has made it possible to ease off on some public fire prevention regulations within the City of Grants Pass and the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District. Effective Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., the public fire danger level will decrease to “low” (green).

Beginning Wednesday, the following restrictions will take effect:  

  • Smoking in areas of flammable vegetation is prohibited.
  • Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, cooking fires, and warming fires, except at locations designated by the Fire Marshal. Still allowed will be natural gas, propane, and charcoal BBQ’s, smokers as well as natural gas and propane ornamental fires.
  • Power saw use is permitted all day during low fire danger. Each power saw is required to have one shovel and one fire extinguisher of at least 8-ounce capacity. A Firewatch of at least one hour is required following the use of each saw.
  • Cutting, grinding and welding of metal in areas of flammable vegetation is permitted all day during low fire danger.
  • The mowing of dried, cured grass is permitted all day during low fire danger.
  • Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads free of flammable vegetation, except for the culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
  • Any other spark-emitting internal combustion engine in areas of flammable vegetation not specifically mentioned is permitted when conducted in a cleared area and a charged garden hose or one 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher is immediately available.
  • The City Fire Marshal or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

 

For more information about the City of Grants Pass Fire Season regulations, please call the Fire Prevention Division at 541-450-6200

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Widespread Rain Allows for Decrease in Fire Restrictions (Photo) - 09/20/21

A combination of widespread rain and a steady drop in temperatures has made it possible to ease off on some fire prevention regulations in the City of Grants Pass. Effective Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the public fire danger level will decrease to “moderate” (blue) in the City of Grants Pass. 

For public use, restrictions on chain saws, brush cutters, and other power-driven or spark-emitting machinery are being slightly relaxed, allowing the use of equipment until 1:00 p.m. and after 8 p.m.

Open fires are still prohibited during fire season.  This includes campfires, cooking fires, and warming fires.  Smoking in areas of flammable vegetation is also still prohibited. 

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