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News Release
09-20-20 Reminder - All Open Fires Not Allowed In Douglas County Owned Parks And Campgrounds - 09/11/20

UPDATE: See update highlighted below.

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 11, 2020

 

*** REMINDER ***

ALL OPEN FIRES NOT ALLOWED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY OWNED PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS


            (Douglas County, Ore) Based on EXTREME fire danger and Douglas Forest Protective Association’s (DPFA’s) current Public Use and Industrial IFPL Restrictions, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, in conjunction with the Douglas County Parks Department would like to remind residents that all OPEN campfires are currently banned in ALL Douglas County owned and operated Parks and Campgrounds, pursuant to the current restrictions and EXTREME level conditions. Please note that propane gas heaters and lanterns are allowed at this time.  We ask that you use exercise extreme caution and continue to be fire safe in everything you do in and around our parks and while outdoors.   

 

Please note that propane gas heaters and lanterns are allowed at this time. 

 

For more information about IFPL or Public Use Restrictions in effect on DFPA protected land, call DFPA’s 24-hour closure information line at (541) 672-0379 or visit www.dfpa.net. 

 

For the most up-to-date information on local wildfires, please continue to monitor:

DFPA’s website: www.dfpa.net or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation/

 

#ArchieCreekFire - website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7176/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Archie-Creek-Fire-Information-120244459815292/

 

#ThielsenFire, near Diamond Lake, the USFS – Umpqua National Forest’s website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UmpquaNationalForest/posts/3629924007040081

 

For more information on evacuations and notices, please contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 440-4463 or monitor their website at: www.dcso.com or Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCoSO/.  The Douglas County Sheriff's Office also created a page on their website with maps of the current evacuation zones. The maps attempt to provide a visual of the most current evacuation zones by showing roads and specific addresses in some cases. The maps can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations and are updated as quickly as possible.

 

Please note that all Douglas County Parks, Campgrounds and Day-Use areas are open at this time. All reservations for Douglas County Parks are still in place. For questions or additional park information please contact the Douglas County Parks Department at (541) 957-7001 or log onto www.co.douglas.or.us. #DouglasCountyGov; #DCParks; #DCSO

 


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Contact Tamara Howell, Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO)

(541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office - tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

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