Fire danger level increasing to ‘high’ this week in Klamath/Lake Co.’s

LAKEVIEW, Ore. July 6th marks one year since the beginning of a weeks-long battle against the massive bootleg fire in the Klamath Basin.  The fire danger level is also increasing to ‘high’ in south-central Oregon this week.

Early summer weather, depleted snowpack, and drying of forest fuels were the reason for the change. It goes into effect this Friday, at 12:01 a.m.

Starting then, certain equipment can only be used between 8 pm and 1 pm, like power saws, welding, or blasting.

“We’re going into fire danger high and regulated use closures so that’s going to restrict what the public is allowed to do on private, lands and lands owned by the state and county as well,” said Jennifer Case, Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Klamath/Lake Dist.

The public is encouraged to be aware of the current restrictions before working or recreating on wildlands in Klamath and Lake Counties.

For more information on restrictions click here. 

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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