Loggers and workers on other industrial operations in forests and wildlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in southwest Oregon can work a few extra hours starting today. Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) 2 took effect at 12:01 a.m. today.
There are no changes to public fire prevention regulations.
Under IFPL 2, the following restrictions now apply:
- The use of fire in any form is prohibited;
- Power saws must be shut down between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except at loading sites;
- Cable yarders must be shut down between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 pm.;
- Blasting, welding and the cutting of metal must be shut down between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Additionally, commercial operations must have fire suppression equipment and watchman service on the job site.