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BEND, OR   -- Increasingly dry conditions and hotter tempeatures have state officials tightening fire restrictions in central Oregon. Starting this Friday, new restrictions will be in force for state managed lands in twelve counties, including Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties.

 

District Forester George Ponte says these rules hope to prevent human caused fires his summer. "In Central Oregon half of our fires are human caused.  We need to reduce the number.  Obviously there was the Two Bulls fire last summer and the Shevlin Park fire last week.  We really need people to follow these restrictions so we don't have any human caused fires."

 

Starting Friday, open fires are prohibited except in designated areas.  Chainsaw use is prohibited between the hours of 1 and 8 p.m. -- as is mowing dry grass between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

 

Also use of motor vehicles, motorcycles or all terrain vehicles is prohbiited except on improved roads.

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