Industrial fire restrictions increased Monday for private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

The restrictions will go from level one to level two according to a press release from the association sent Saturday. Level two prohibits the use of power saws except at loading sites, feller bunchers with rotary head saws, cable yarding, blasting and cutting, grinding or welding of metal between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.

A fire watch for at least two hours after work is finished for the day is required with level two. Some private landowners or public land management agencies may require a longer fire watch on lands they own or manage.

Level one went into effect June 10.

For more information about industrial fire restrictions within the Douglas District, visit or call 541-672-6507.

Janelle Polcyn can be reached at or 541-957-4204. Or follow her on Twitter @JanellePolcyn.

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Janelle Polcyn is a reporter at The News-Review, graduated from the University of Texas, and is a podcast enthusiast.

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