Umpqua North Complex Announcement

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Umpqua North Complex Announcement

Umpqua NF moves to IFPLI

Incident: Umpqua North Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/19/2017

Umpqua National Forest Moves to Industrial Fire Precaution Level I
Public Use Restrictions on Campfires Lifted ROSEBURG, OR – September 18, 2017 – Effective Tuesday, September 19, at 12:01 a.m., the Umpqua National Forest will drop into an Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) I. There are no time restrictions under an IFPL I. Fire danger rating for the Umpqua National Forest is now at “moderate”. Forest officials also announced an end to public use restrictions for the following items:

· Campfires outside of campgrounds

· Smoking outside of a vehicle

· Operating internal combustion engines

· Welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame

As hunting season is underway, the public is reminded that fire season is not over. Campfires must be drowned until cool to the touch. Public use restrictions prohibiting campfires in Wilderness areas also has been rescinded by Umpqua National Forest officials for the Mt. Thielsen Wilderness. The Boulder Creek and Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness remain closed to public entry because of active fire within wilderness boundaries. For additional information on public and industrial fire restrictions, please call the Umpqua National Forest at (541) 957-3200 or visit www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua/fire. # # #

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Umpqua National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Roseburg, OR 97471
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