DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The following is from a press release:
As temperatures rise and the fire danger increases, the Douglas Forest Protective Association would like to remind everyone that a regulated use closure is currently in affect on all private, county, state, and Bureau of Land Management lands protected by the DFPA.
DFPA firefighters have recently responded to a number of illegal burns throughout the county.
Open fires including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires, and warming fires are currently prohibited except at designated camp grounds.
Designated campgrounds include:
- Cavitt Creek
- Eagle View
- Lone Pine
- Mill Pond
- Rock Creek
- Susan Creek
- Amacher Park
- Douglas County Fairgrounds
- Pass Creek
- Stanton Park
- Chief Miwaleta
- Whistler’s Bend.
All backyard burning including debris piles and incinerators are also prohibited.
Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed as long as they are used in a safe manner.
Those found in violation of the regulated use closure will be cited.
For more information on all regulations currently in affect for the public and industry, call DFPA's closure information line at (541) 672-0379, visit www.dfpa.net, or follow us on Twitter@ DouglasFPA.