The Otter Point Volunteer Fire Department dropped the fire rating from extreme to high on the evening of Friday, August 28, 2015. They posted the following on their Facebook page:
Towards the end of today, we received updated information on our hazard rating criteria. It turns out there was enough rain to drop the fire hazard to High. We don’t know how long this will last. So for time being we are permitting campfires and incinerators as well as high risk activities. Don’t start any big jobs that you can’t stop and leave as is when the hazard goes back to Extreme.
So if you hear chain saws or heavy equipment working that is ok for now. As always, there is no open yard burning of any kind during July, August and September.
Reminder to all people, to always check the hazard signs as you enter our district, check our website or our latest Facebook posting for the current conditions. When the hazard goes back to Extreme, then no campfires, incinerators or high risk activities.
A big thank you to our community for working to keep us all safe.
Original Facebook announcement: