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Douglas Forest Protective Association increases fire danger to extreme

July 15, 2018

Fire danger for the Douglas Forest Protective Association has been increased to “EXTREME” as of 5 p.m. Saturday.

The increase in fire danger affects all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands within the Douglas District.

Increasing the fire danger to extreme comes two weeks early than 2017, said DFPA spokesperson Kyle Reed. While it’s not the earliest that fire danger has been raised to this level, he said it’s cause for concern.

“It’s not looking good,” Reed said Saturday night.

During extreme fire danger, the following activities under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions are prohibited:

· The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes.· The cutting, grinding or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes.· The cutting, mowing or trimming of dead or dry grass is prohibited. This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns, which is not restricted.· Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power driven machinery not specifically mentioned in DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions is prohibited.

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