Firewood cutters must have an 8-oz. fire extinguisher and a shovel. Power saws must be equipped with an approved screen. The Umpqua National Forest also requires that private firewood cutters remain in the area for one hour to watch for fires.
According to Dennis Darling, Fire Management Staff Officer for the Umpqua National Forest, there are no plans for any public use restrictions at this point. Darling asks forest visitors to remain careful with campfires and to completely extinguish them before leaving the site.
For questions regarding the Umpqua National Forest, contact the office in your area: Roseburg– 957-3200; Glide – 496-3532; Tiller – 825-3100; Diamond Lake – 498-2531; Cottage Grove – 767-5000. Or visit its website atwww.fs.usda.gov/umpqua.