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Morgan Creek Fire

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Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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Routt National Forest Closure Adjusted, Oct. 14, 2021

Morgan Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 10/14/2021

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Order No. MBRTB-287B-2021 Fire Closure

Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District
Morgan Creek Fire Area

Pursuant to 16 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 551 and 36 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) § 261.50(a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on those National Forest Service lands described as the Morgan Creek Fire Area (the “Restricted Area”) and on all roads and trails within the Restricted Area (the “Restricted Roads and Trails”) all within the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Routt National Forest. The Restricted Area and Restricted Roads and Trails are depicted on the attached map hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A and are as follows: the entire fire burn area perimeter as noted on the attached map and by the physical characteristics on the ground.

Closed roads and trails include: National Forest System Road (NFSR) 442.1A, 441.1B, 441.1, all of NFS Trail 1100.3A (South Fork) and NFS Trail 1100 (Swamp Park) within the fire perimeter.

The purpose of this Order is to provide for public safety and prevent interference with firefighting and suppression repair operations.

PROHIBITIONS: This Order prohibits the following:

  1. Going into or being upon an area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(e).
  2. Being on a trail. 36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a). 3. Being on a road. 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).

EXEMPTIONS: Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this order.

  1.  Any federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  2. Persons or entities with a written Forest Service exemption specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.

This replaces Order No. MBRTB-239-2021 and will remain in effect until December 31, 2021, or until rescinded, whichever event occurs first.

Done at Laramie, Wyoming, this 14th day of October, 2021.

Deputy Forest Supervisor Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

Violations of this prohibition are punishable by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559 and 3571.