MTFC Poster on IFPL Level Change

KELLER - The Mount Tolman Fire Center announced the fire danger across the entire reservation is now very high and no burning would be allowed.

The prohibition includes all recreational campfires.

In response to that, MTFC further announced the Industrial Fire Protection Level would be moved to level three, a partial shutdown.

Under IFPL 3, the following are prohibited except as indicated:

  • Cable yarding—except that gravity operated logging systems employing nonmotorized carriages or approved motorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all block and moving lines, except for the line between the carriage and the chokers, are suspended ten feet above the ground;

  • Power saws—except power saws may be used at loading sites and on tractor/skidder operations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time.

    In addition, the following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time:

  • Tractor, skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovel logging operations where tractors, skidders, or other equipment with a blade capable of constructing fireline, are immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start;

  • Mechanized loading and hauling of any product or material;

  • Blasting

  • Welding or cutting of metal.

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