OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: Fire Restrictions Update 9/22/22

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It is starting to feel like fall out there – higher humidity, shorter days, and the hunting seasons are under way.  All of our crews are back from state-wide assignments, and some of them have returned to school. We do retain enough for initial attack in these conditions.

We are dropping back to IFPL 1 at 01:00 9/23/22 for weather zones NW2 and NW3, recognizing the higher humidity and shorter days. We will remain at High for the public use restrictions in weather zones NW2 and NW3.

See the map at: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/restrictions.aspx .

We continue to have a number of fires caused by public use – both debris burning and now a few campfires that appear to be hunter related. While the threat of large fires is greatly reduced, fire remains a hazard that can be dangerous for firefighters and expensive to control. Please help everyone realize we are not quite through fire season yet. We are just waiting on a few rainstorms that should arriving any week. Here is a short version of today’s extended fire weather forecast:

Forecast days 3 through 7……
.FRIDAY EVENING…Partly cloudy. Northwest winds 5-7 mph.
.SATURDAY…Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 46-53. Highs 71-77.
North winds 3-6 mph. Minimum humidity 41-51%.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY…Mostly clear. Lows 47-56. Highs 76-84.
Northwest winds 3-6 mph. Minimum humidity 33-42%.
.TUESDAY…Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows
49-55. Highs 73-80. Variable winds less than 5 mph. Minimum
humidity 45-55%.
.WEDNESDAY…Mostly cloudy. Lows 49-54. Highs 67-73. Variable
winds less than 5 mph. Minimum humidity 50-60%.