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In Oregon, summer has begun to be called something different: fire season. Fire season generally begins on June 1 and lasts until state officials declare that it has ended. Along with fire season comes some restrictions that should be adhered to, no matter what. In 2018 alone, the state saw damages from wildfires reaching $514.6 million, according to the Statesman Journal.
Those restrictions include no illegal fireworks or open fires like campfires, charcoal fires, and others. Any motorized vehicles are restricted to improved roads that are free from flammable vegetation and backyard debris burning is prohibited. For a full list of restrictions, visit the Oregon Department of Forestry.
One activity that can face possible restrictions during fire season is mowing. Here is some more information on whether or not it’s safe to mow your yard located in and around Happy Valley, Troutdale, and Gresham during Oregon’s fire season.
There are four levels of fire danger: green, blue, yellow, and red. Green means low fire danger, blue indicates moderate danger, yellow is high danger, and red is for extreme fire danger.
If we are experiencing low fire danger, then there are no restrictions on mowing. It can be done any time for green lawns, dry lawns, or dead grass. With moderate fire danger comes some rules on mowing dried, cured grass. During times of moderate danger, dried lawns...
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