Curry Pilot

The Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA) has declared the official start to fire season.

The start of fire season Tuesday activates restrictions to both public and industrial forest use on all public, private, county, state and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands within CFPA district boundaries.

During fire season, there may be no unregulated, outside burning in rural Coos, Curry or Western Douglas counties. Outside burning of debris piles and the use of burn barrels are prohibited until fire season is terminated.

Those living within an incorporated city should contact their local fire department for burning restrictions and permit details.

Under Oregon law, the use of tracer ammunition and exploding targets are prohibited during fire season. The use of sky lanterns is prohibited year round.

During fire season, be aware that there may be additional restrictions based on daily fire danger levels.

Additionally, industrial fire regulations are also in effect. Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) 1 prohibits smoking while working on or traveling through an industrial operation. Specified fire tools and suppression equipment must also be kept and maintained on all operations. A fire watch is also required on all industrial operation sites.

For further information contact the CFPA Closure Information Line at (541) 267-1789, visit the website at, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.