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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

Fire Info
Industrial Fire Precaution Level Definitions
Fire Danger Rating Definitions
Prescribed Burns

Industrial Fire Precaution Levels

I

Level I - Closed Season

Fire precaution requirements are in effect. A Fire Watch/Security is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.

II

Level II - Partial Hootowl

The following may operate only between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time:

  • Power saws except at loading sites
  • Cable yarding
  • Blasting
  • Welding or cutting of metal

III

Level III - Partial Shutdown

The following are prohibited except as indicated:

  • Cable yarding - except that gravity operated logging systems employing nonmotorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground except the line between the carriage and the chokers.
  • Power saws - except power saws may be used at loading sites and on tractor/skidder operations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time.

In addition, the following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time:

  • Tractor, skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovel logging operations where tractors, skidders, or other equipment with a blade capable of constructing fireline are immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start
  • Mechanized loading or hauling of any product or material
  • Blasting
  • Welding or cutting of metal
  • Any other spark emitting operation not specifically mentioned.

IV

Level IV - General Shutdown

All operations are prohibited.