Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fire Danger Level Drops on Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

In concert with the Oregon Department of Forestry’s declaration regarding the end of fire season effective today, Tuesday, September 24, 2013, the fire danger level has dropped to “low” on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest effective as of midnight last night.
 
All public use restrictions on the Wild section of the Rogue River have been rescinded, and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1 has also been dropped.
 
However, with a warming and drying trend predicted for the weekend and hunting season begun, forest visitors are reminded to be vigilant with all warming and cooking fires. Enjoy your outdoor experience and be thoughtful about your actions when it comes to fire:
  • Be prepared for any trips to the forest with a shovel and extra water for stirring and cooling your campfires, which should be cool to the back of the hand when placed directly above the fire.
  • Ensure all flammable material is cleared away before building a fire.
  • Do not build such a huge blazing campfire that it has the potential to start nearby vegetation on fire.
  • Do not leave fire unattended while you hunt or play. Make sure the fire is dead out prior to leaving your campsite.  The cool nights/warm days combination during hunting season can bring what you think is a “dead” fire back to life fairly quickly.