Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fire Danger Rises to Extreme in Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

As persistent dry conditions continue across southwest Oregon, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is moving to “Extreme” fire danger, effective immediately.

Fire agencies in southwest Oregon are urging caution for all those participating in outdoor activities this season. Just one small spark from an unattended fire, muzzle of a gun, or the hot exhaust pipe on a vehicle can ignite fine fuels.

Current information on the National Creek Complex and the Collier Butte Fire, both burning on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, is available online at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Additional online resources for fire conditions and fire information are available at http://ormic.org/.

For more information on current fire restrictions, call (541) 618-2200.