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Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns

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Hoosier National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
811 Constitution Ave.
Bedford, IN 47421

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Andrea Crain
Email: acrain@fs.fed.us
Phone: 812-675-3826

Closure Order No. 09-12-19-12

Hoosier National Forest Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Closures – 4/16/2019

EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR

RESTRICTING OCCUPANCY AND USE, TO WIT:

HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST, TELL CITY RANGER DISTRICT, INDIANA

Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 551), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Regulations set forth as 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b)), the following acts and omissions are prohibited on the Hoosier National Forest located within Perry County, Indiana. Said areas being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto:

Entering or being upon or in an area described in the Order as being closed pursuant to (36 CFR 261.53(e)) for reasons of public health and safety. The following areas are Ordered Closed until termination of this Emergency Order or 45 days from signature date, whichever comes first:

In general, the area known as the Jeffries Burn Unit within the Oriole Restoration area which is east of the Oriole Lake Recreation Area and State Road IN-66. Specifically, the prescribed fire area is located within the area enclosed by East Oriole Road to the north, Deuchers Road to the east, Orchard Road to the south, and Mill Creek to the west located within:

- Township 4 S, Range 1 W:

Section 11: Pt. southwest ¼ Section 11: Pt. southeast ¼

Section 12: Pt. southwest ¼ Section 12: Pt. southeast ¼

Section 13: All of northwest ¼ Section 13: Pt. northeast ¼

Section 13: Pt. southwest ¼ Section 13: Pt. southeast ¼

Section 14: Pt. northeast ¼ Section 14: Pt. southeast ¼

All of the Tell City Ranger District of the Hoosier National Forest, as depicted on the attached map (Exhibit A).

THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND TO PROTECT NATIONAL FOREST PROPERTY/RESOURCES. THEY ARE IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL PROHIBITIONS SET FORTH IN 36 CFR PART 261. THIS ORDER WILL TERMINATE 45 DAYS FROM THE SIGNED DATE OF THE ORDER OR, PRIOR TO THE TERMINATION DATE WHEN WITHDRAWN BY A TERMINATION ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR.

Pursuant to the provisions of 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this order:

1. Persons with permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission (36 CFR 261.50(e)(1)); and,

2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of any organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty (36 CFR 261.50(e)(4).

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both (16 U.S.C., 18 U.S.C. 3559 and 3571).