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All trails open after Mt. Pisgah fire

A fire burned on the southeast side of Mt. Pisgah starting last Thursday, growing to 51.15 acres.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 1:01 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2019 1:01 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- All trails are now open at the Howard Buford Recreation Area after a wildfire at Mt. Pisgah last week.

Most of the trails reopened on Tuesday morning after the fire led to evacuations at the park on Thursday, Aug. 15.

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Today, county officials announced that visitors would once again be able to access the Eastern Trailhead and parking area and the full length of trails 6 and 46.

The fire burned 51.15 acres on the southeast side of Mt. Pisgah. 

The Oregon Department of Forestry ruled the fire accidental. They said it started Aug. 15 when a county contractor was mowing to reduce invasive plant species present in the park. Mowing was allowed that day under the guidelines of the Industrial Fire Precaution Levels.

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