Firefighters have made good headway controlling the fires, the largest of which is 4 acres. Currently all of the 20 fires are contained. Temperatures have been cooler this week, but with no precipitation in the forecast, dry conditions continue make the forest susceptible to wildfire.
Recreationists will still be affected by the closure and reroute of the Pacific Crest Trail. Portions of the Umpqua Basin may experience areas of smoke from local fires as well as from surrounding forests. For a current map of Umpqua wildfire locations, the public can refer to the Wildweb website listed below. This will generate a map of the current year’s fire and smoke report locations across the Forest.
Although the weather forecast continues to be cool for the coming week, dry conditions will still persist. The Umpqua National Forest is still under High Fire Danger and a Precaution Level II, or "partial hoot-owl", which prohibits blasting, welding, cable yarding or the use of power saws except at loading sites, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The restrictions apply to all contractors and permit holders working on the Umpqua National Forest, including those with permits to cut personal-use firewood. While the industrial fire precaution level doesn’t apply to recreation users, visitors are encouraged to be cautious with fire while out in the woods. We encourage everyone to keep this in mind while enjoying this beautiful forest.
For more information about the Pacific Crest Trail closure, visit http://www.pcta.org.
For fire locations on the Umpqua National Forest, visit http://www.wildcad.net/WCOR-UPF.htm Select incident map.
For additional information on public and industrial fire restrictions, please call the Umpqua National Forest at 541-530-0173 or visit www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua/fire/.