VENETA, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry has raised fire danger level to high in all of rural Lane County, southern Linn County and parts of northern Douglas County.
This means people can only use gas-powered equipment until 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m., with the exception of mowing well-irrigated green grass lawns.
Off-road recreational vehicles in rural areas are prohibited, and campfires are only allowed in campgrounds with built in, metal-ringed fire pits.
The department said the hot temperatures contribute to fire danger but are even more of a danger for firefighters who would have to battle fires in the heat.
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