The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District has dropped the public fire danger level to “low,” according to KQEN.

A release said that cool temperatures, precipitation and overnight relative humidity recoveries have prompted the change.

The district is also suspending regulated use restrictions. Public restriction changes include allowing ‘all-day use’ of power saws and equipment for mowing dry, dead grass.

However, at this time open burning of any kind will remain prohibited. The regulations affect 1.8 million acres of state, private, county and city lands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District.

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