Winston-Dillard Fire District

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FIRE SEASON IN EFFECT

The Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roseburg District
have announced that the 2024 fire season will officially begin Friday, June 14th at 12:01 AM. All private, county,
state, and Bureau of Indian Affairs(BIA) land within the Douglas District and Roseburg District BLM are included
in the fire season declaration. On private, county, state, and BIA lands, certain fire restrictions are imposed to
help prevent wildfires.
In addition to the declaration of fire season, the DFPA will implement Public Use Restrictions Friday on private,
county, state, and BIA land within the Douglas District. Public use restrictions will be assessed and announced
later for the Umpqua National Forest. These fire prevention restrictions are put in place to ensure fire-prone
activities do not start wildfires.
For more information on the Umpqua National Forest restrictions, please visit
https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/umpqua/fire.
For further information on BLM-managed lands, please visit https://www.blm.gov/orwafire.
The following fire prevention measures will be in effect on private, county, state, and BIA land within the
Douglas District:
• Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, boats on the water, and other
designated locations.
• Backyard debris burning, including the use of burn barrels, is prohibited.
• Open fires, including campfires, cooking, and warming fires, are prohibited except at designated sites.
Douglas County Parks designated sites: Amacher Park, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Pass Creek
Campground, Stanton Park, Chief Miwaleta Campground, and Whistler’s Bend Campground.
Private Campgrounds: Seven Feathers RV Resort and Umpqua Riverfront RV Park & Boat Ramp.
• Charcoal and pellet BBQs are only allowed at fully developed and maintained residential home sites when
used in areas that are free of flammable vegetation. A charged garden hose or a 2 ½ pound or larger fire
extinguisher must be immediately available. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are
allowed elsewhere.
• The use of fireworks, exploding targets, and tracer ammunition is prohibited. In addition, the use of sky
lanterns is prohibited year-round in Oregon.
• Motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only allowed on improved roads that
are free of flammable vegetation. This restriction is waived on private lands during low fire danger or when
vehicles are used for the culture and harvest of agricultural crops. In addition, each vehicle with three or
more wheels traveling on forest roads must have an axe, a shovel, and one gallon of water or one
operational 2½ pound or larger fire extinguisher. Motorcycles must be equipped with one gallon of water
or one operational 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher.
• Any electric fence controller in use shall be listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be
certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services and be operated in compliance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
The following restrictions are based on the official fire danger for the Douglas District, which can be found
online at www.dfpa.net or by calling DFPA’s 24-hour information line at (541) 672-0379:
• The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes is allowed all day during LOW fire danger. This activity
is permitted before 1:00 PM or after 8:00 PM during MODERATE fire danger and before 10:00 AM or after
8:00 PM during HIGH fire danger. During Extreme fire danger, non-industrial power saw use is
prohibited. Each power saw is required to have a shovel and a fire extinguisher of at least 8-ounce capacity
immediately available. In addition, a one-hour fire watch is required following the use of each saw. On
BLM-managed lands in the Roseburg District, the use of non-industrial power saws or other equipment
with internal combustion engines used for felling, bucking, skidding, or wood cutting is prohibited.
• The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes is allowed all day during LOW fire
danger. This activity is permitted before 1:00 PM or after 8:00 PM during MODERATE fire danger and
before 10:00 AM or after 8:00 PM during HIGH fire danger. During EXTREME fire danger, the cutting,
grinding, or welding of metal is prohibited. These activities can only be conducted in an area free of
flammable vegetation and a charged garden hose or a 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher must be
immediately available. The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal is prohibited on BLM-managed lands in
the Roseburg District.
• The cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried, cured grass is allowed all day during LOW fire danger. This
activity is permitted before 1:00 PM or after 8:00 PM during MODERATE fire danger and before 10:00 AM
or after 8:00 PM during HIGH fire danger. During Extreme fire danger, the cutting, trimming, or mowing of
dried or cured grass is prohibited. The culture and harvest of agricultural crops are exempt from this
requirement.
• Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power-driven
machinery may operate all day during LOW fire danger. These activities are permitted before 1:00 PM or
after 8:00 PM during MODERATE fire danger and before 10:00 AM or after 8:00 PM during HIGH fire
danger. During EXTREME fire danger, these activities are prohibited unless a waiver has been
issued. Each piece of power-driven machinery working is required to have a shovel and a 2 ½ pound or
larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch is required for at least one hour once the equipment has
completed work for the day.
• The use of Fuel-powered generators may be operated in a cleared area free of flammable vegetation all
day during LOW fire danger. The use of a generator is permitted before 1:00 PM or after 8:00 PM during
MODERATE fire danger and before 10:00 AM or after 8:00 PM during HIGH fire danger. During
EXTREME fire danger, these activities are prohibited unless a waiver has been issued. The use of
generators at residential homesites, when used in a cleared area that is free of flammable vegetation,
is exempt from time restrictions. One shovel and one 2 ½ pound or larger ABC fire extinguisher must
be immediately available.
The declaration of fire season also means the start of industrial fire regulations. On Friday, the entire Douglas
District will go into Industrial Fire Precaution Level I (one). During IFPL I, smoking is prohibited while working
on or traveling through an industrial operation. In addition, specified fire tools and suppression equipment
must be on-site and ready for use at all industrial operations and a fire watch is required once work has been
completed for the day.
Additional fire restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or other public
land management agencies on their own or managed lands. For more information about public and industrial
fire restrictions, visit the following sites:
• Douglas Forest Protective Association: www.dfpa.net/public-fire-restrictions

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETINGS

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Winston Dillard Fire District #5, to discuss the budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025 will be held at 522 SE Washington Ave, Roseburg.  The meeting will take place on the 14th of May, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained after May 7th, 2024 at Winston Dillard Fire District #5 Headquarters, 250 SE Main St,  Winston, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  These are public meetings where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meetings and discuss the proposed budget with the Budget Committee. If you would like to participate through videoconferencing or telephonically, please call the business office at 541-673-5503 during normal business hours, prior to Monday May 13th, 2024 for instructions.

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETINGS

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority, to discuss the budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025 will be held at 522 SE Washington Ave, Roseburg.  The meeting will take place on the 14th of May, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained after May 7th, 2024 at Central Douglas Fire & Rescue Authority Headquarters, 250 SE Main St,  Winston, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  These are public meetings where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meetings and discuss the proposed budget with the Budget Committee. If you would like to participate through videoconferencing or telephonically, please call the business office at 541-673-5503 during normal business hours, prior to Monday May 13th, 2024 for instructions.

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETINGS

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Douglas County Fire District No. 2, to discuss the budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025 will be held at 522 SE Washington Ave, Roseburg.  The meeting will take place on the 14th of May, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained after May 7th, 2024 at Douglas County Fire District No. 2 Headquarters, 250 SE Main St,  Winston, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  These are public meetings where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meetings and discuss the proposed budget with the Budget Committee. If you would like to participate through videoconferencing or telephonically, please call the business office at 541-673-5503 during normal business hours, prior to Monday May 13th, 2024 for instructions.

Burning Allowed in City Limits

Burning of yard debris is now permissible in the city limits of Winston. Please observe the ordinance listing guidelines should you choose to burn. For more information, contact Code Enforcement Officer Dana Parker at 541-679-8706.

FIRE SEASON IN EFFECT 

For Burn Information, click HERE

Upcoming Meetings

Winston – Dillard Fire District Board Meeting

Date: Monday June 17, 2024

Time: 5:30PM

Location: 250 SE Main St, Winston Oregon