Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Warning drops to Level 1; all campfire restrictions lifted in Clackamas County Parks

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From: Cameron Ruen, Clackamas County Business and Community Services, 503-742-4335

Media and Interested Parties

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) restrictions reduced to a Level 1 Fire Warning in the North Cascade District for all Clackamas County Parks and forestlands.    

The North Cascade District moved to Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) 1 on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 for all lands protected by the North Cascade District and in regulated use areas. With this reduced level, all campfire restrictions in Clackamas County Parks have been lifted. 

The North Cascade District covers the majority of Clackamas County east of I-5 and I-205, including three county camping parks – Barton Park, Metzler Park and Feyrer Park – as well as all county-owned forestlands. ODF provides jurisdiction over county parks, as they are regulated public facilities. Local fire districts issue their own fire danger warnings and restrictions for extreme fire conditions. 

If warm and dry weather returns, ODF would move back to a Level 2 Fire Warning that would then place restrictions on campfire heights. For current information related to fire restrictions and closures for ODF facilities, visit their website.  

For more information, contact Program Manager Rick Gruen at rgruen@clackamas.us or 503-742-4345.