HINES, Ore. – Effective Wednesday, July 23, Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 (IFPL), Partial Shutdown, will be implemented on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management Burns District, and the Emigrant Creek Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest.
Under IFPL 3, personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.
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.
Fire danger is VERY HIGH and a regulated fire restriction is in effect for all public lands within the Burns Interagency Fire Zone. Campfires are permitted only within designated campgrounds, and any driving or parking in areas not clear of all flammable materials – berm to berm – is prohibited. Ignition of fireworks on all public land is always prohibited.
Visitors should use extreme caution when visiting public lands this time of year. For a map of the restricted use area, please visit the Burns District BLM office at 28910 Hwy 20 West in Hines. For current wildfire information, go online to inciweb.nwcg.gov.