ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Due to extremely dangerous fire activity, the Umpqua National Forest has issued temporary closure orders for the Cottage Grove and Tiller Ranger Districts in addition to the earlier closures of the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Districts.
These closures are to protect the public from the hazardous conditions on the ground and decrease the chance of additional human-caused fires.
“Several roads in the Cottage Grove District are still blocked by numerous large trees that have come down in the wind events this week. We have some beautiful waterfalls and great campgrounds but we are asking the public to give us a chance to clean things up and let the fire danger subside,” said Jed Hancock, Recreation Specialist on the Cottage Grove Ranger District.
Gabe Wishart, Tiller District Ranger, also noted that many roads on the Tiller District have become blocked by falling trees from the wind events this week making travel difficult.
Forest Service roads affected by the fire are being cleared by agency and fire personnel.