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Beachie Creek Fire

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Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Springfield, OR 97477

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Beachie Creek Fire Information
Email: 2020.beachiecreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 509-228-7805
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BLM Closure Notice update - Sept 22, 2020

Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/23/2020

EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF PUBLIC LANDS:

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Northwest Oregon District, Oregon.

ACTION: Temporary Closure of Public Lands

SUMMARY: Pursuant to 43 CFR 9268.3(d) and 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management

(BLM) hereby provides notice that effective immediately, the public lands described below are closed to

all forms of public access. This action is in response to large fires currently active in the area. The BLM is

closing public lands in order to reduce conflicts with emergency crews and allow for fire suppression and

burned area site recovery.

AFFECTED AREA: All BLM-managed public lands, roads, sites, and trails east of Interstate 5 in the

following counties: Marion County, Clackamas County and Multnomah County. Also, BLM lands inside

the Holiday Farm Fire Closure Area (see attached map) and land north of Hwy 20 in Linn County are

impacted by this temporary closure notice.

DATES: This closure is effective immediately and will remain in effect until such time as conditions

allow for safe use of the public lands.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Howell, Associate District Manager, 1717

Fabry Road SE, Salem, OR 97306, telephone (503) 375-5646.

DISCUSSION OF THE RULES: The public must not enter the closure area. All uses within the closure

area are prohibited. Exceptions to these prohibitions are noted below under Exemptions. Incidents of

extreme fire behavior and extreme fire danger have been observed throughout the District. You must not

enter closed recreation sites. Recovery of these areas is expected to continue into next year, 2021.

EXEMPTIONS: The following persons are exempt from the provisions of this Order:

1. Any Federal, State, or Local Officer, or member of an organized medical, rescue or firefighting

force engaged in fire, emergency, or law enforcement activities, or public utility employees

engaged in emergency repairs.

2. BLM employees, contractors, or agents engaged in official duties:

3. Individuals operating within the scope of their official and legitimate governmental duties.

4. Parties who carry written approval signed by the BLM Authorized Officer (Field Manager or

District Manager) allowing access to the described public lands.

PENALTIES: Any person who violates this may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in

accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Vehicles found in

violation of this order may be removed.

EFFECTIVE: This Order is effective immediately upon signature.