Area Closure for Deception Complex Fires Expands To Umpqua National Forest
(Springfield, OR) An emergency area closure for public health and safety has been issued by the Umpqua National Forest for an area on the Cottage Grove Ranger District located along the ridge and just west of the fires burning in the Deception Creek drainage on the Willamette National Forest’s Middle Fork Ranger District. The area affected by this closure is bounded by Forest Service Roads 17 and 1746 to the Willamette National Forest boundary. People are able to drive both the 17 and 1746 roads as well as hike the Spirit Falls Trail (#1413). See attached map. Visitors should call the Middle Fork Fire Information line at 541.782.5359 for more information.
Hunters take note: Multiple area closures are in effect for areas within the Indigo Unit (21) for the advent of bow season this weekend.
For detailed information on closure areas related to the Deception Complex fires visit:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4093, www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua orhttp://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/willamette/home/?cid=stelprdb5048481