INDUSTRIAL FIRE PRECAUTION LEVEL INCREASES (IFPL 2)
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, 8:07:01 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Lakeview, OR – Effective 12:01 a.m. (0001 hours Military Time) on Tuesday, June 30th, Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will increase to Level 2 effecting the following lands in the SCOFMP area: Those administered by the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lakeview District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Complex and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex are effected. These SCOFMP areas are excluded from IFPL changes: • Crater Lake National Park • Lakeview District BLM lands within the Klamath Falls Resource Area west of Langell Valley. This area is under the protection of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Information regarding restrictions that apply to ODF protected lands may be obtained by calling (541) 883-5681 or visiting the following Web site:
Under IFPL 2, the following fire precautionary requirements are placed on power saw operations: • Power saws and welding equipment may not be operated between the hours of 1 p.m. (1300 hours) and 8 p.m. (2000 hours). • All power saw exhaust systems must be in good repair and include a screen-type spark arrester of 0.023 inches or less.
INDUSTRIAL FIRE PRECAUTION LEVEL INCREASES (IFPL 2) PRESS RELEASE • All power saw operators must be in possession of the following equipment: 1. A long-handled, round point shovel with a blade not less than eight inches wide. 2. A pressurized chemical fire extinguisher of not less than eight ounces capacity by weight. • Before refueling a power saw, the refueling spot must be clear of all flammable material, including vegetation. The chainsaw must be restarted only after the operator has moved away from the refueling area. • All power saw operators must stay in the cutting area for one hour after the chainsaw is shut off to watch for fire starts. Personal and commercial woodcutters are reminded of their responsibility to stay informed of current IFPLs and all restrictions that apply to activities conducted on public lands. Failure to comply with fire precautionary requirements may result in the issuance of a Violation Notice. Information on the IFPL or current restrictions may be obtained by calling the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center at 541-947-6259 or visiting its Web site at: http://www.scofmp.org/lifc.shtml For breaking news during the South Central Oregon’s fire season, please visit: http://www.twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo or http://www.facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo For more information about how you can prevent wildfires, contact your local Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and/or Oregon Department of Forestry offices.
Campfires, Smoking, Firewood Cutting, Off-road Vehicles Affected
Thursday, June 25th, 2015, 10:21:31 AM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Klamath Falls, OR]¾Beginning Friday, June 26, 2015, at 12:01 AM, all private, county, and state wildlands protected by the Klamath-Lake District, Oregon Department of Forestry [ODF], including BLM lands west of HWY. 97 as well as those Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands west of the Gerber Reservoir Area in Klamath County, along with Walker Range Forest Patrol Association will be placed under a PUBLIC REGULATED USE CLOSURE. With the progression of summer conditions and continued drying of forest fuels, local fire danger levels have reached “HIGH”. Fires starting in these conditions have the potential for rapid fire spread and major damage. The Regulated Use Restrictions being placed in effect by fire officials will dramatically reduce the chance of an accidental fire start. Under the Public Regulated Use Closure: Ø Smoking in wildland areas is permitted only in enclosed vehicles on roads. Ø Camping, cooking or warming fires will be prohibited, except in the following designated locations:
KLAMATH COUNTY: Topsy Campground (BLM), Surveyor Campground (BLM), Collier State Park, Kimball State Park, Hagelstein Park (county) and posted sites in the Klamath River Canyon. * LAKE COUNTY: Gooselake State Park. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are permitted at all other locations. Ø Off road driving and motorized vehicles on un-improved roads is prohibited. Ø Use of fireworks is prohibited. "Fireworks" means any combustible or explosive device or any other article which was prepared for the purpose of providing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, including firecrackers, fountains, skyrockets, snakes and sparklers. Ø Possession of a full size axe, shovel and a 2 ½ lb. fire extinguisher or filled gallon water container is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on state and county roads. Ø Debris Burning, which was banned June 5th in Klamath and Lake Counties when Klamath-Lake District of the Oregon Department of Forestry and Walker Range Patrol Association declared fire season, remains in effect.
addition, the following activities will be prohibited between the hours of 1:00 to 8:00 PM: Ø Non-Industrial Chain saw use. Ø Cutting, grinding and welding of metal on forested lands. The above regulations expand those already in effect in the Klamath River Canyon since June 5th. The “Fire Season in effect” declaration on June 5th put into place regulations restricting debris burning and timber harvest operations. Wildland and structural fire protection agencies in Klamath County have agreed to prohibit all outdoor debris burning. Forest operations that require a Permit to Operate Power Driven Machinery now are required to have fire tools, on-site water supply, and watchman service on privately owned forest land. Declaring the “Fire Season” also prohibits the release of sky lanterns, the discharge of exploding targets or the discharge of tracer ammunition during this period. Klamath-Lake District Web Page: [http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/field/kl/aboutklamathlake.aspx] Southwest Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties. Contact 541-684-3328 for current SWO information. Fremont – Winema National Forests and Lakeview District BLM - contact 541-883-6715 or 541-947-2151.
South Central Oregon - Adjective Class to High Tuesday
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015, 4:32:10 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Effective tomorrow (Tuesday June 22, 2015), Adjective Class will move to High for South Central Oregon. Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will remain at 1 for the time being.
Specific fire locations and other information can be found on the LIFC Daily Intelligence Report
- 6 Minutes for Safety
- Thirtymile Fire Final Report
- Ten Standard Fire Orders
- 18 Watchout Situations
- Fire Danger Rating Pocket Cards - What are they?
Weather, Climate and Smoke Management
- Local Energy Release Component Charts
- Local Weather Cams - from ODOT
- Oregon Fuel Moistures - Data from WIMS
- Days Since Significant Precipitation
- Fire Weather Forecasts
- Lakeview Air Quality Hotline - (541)947-5800
Policy, Plans and Agreements
- SCOFMP 2014 Daily Draw Down Guide - pdf
- South Central Oregon Task Force - pdf
- East Side Units Engine Task Force MOU - pdf
- Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (Definitions)
- Fire Danger Rating (Adjective Class Descriptions)
- Radio Management - call dispatch for frequencies.
Reports, Schedules and Calendars
- LIFC Daily Intelligence Report
- Current Prescribed Fire Situation
- Northwest 7-Day Significant Fire Potential (.pdf)
- Situation Reports
- National Interagency Fire Center - NIFC
- Northwest Interagency Coordination Center - NWCC
- Interagency Airspace Coordination
- ROSS Home Page
- ORCA Fire Management Team Home Page
- Other Dispatch Offices: