Fire Danger Rating Reduced to “Low”

by | Oct 26, 2022 | Uncategorized

Medford, Oregon, October 26, 2022 — This news release email was updated on October 26, 2022 to include a broader mailing address selection. The news release text remains the same.

With the increase in rain and reduced temperatures forest-wide, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will decrease the fire danger level from “Moderate” to “Low” on all ranger districts across the forest, effective at 12:01 a.m. October 26, 2022. Public Use Restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Level will be lifted as well.

All campfire restrictions will be lifted, including those within the boundaries of the Wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River from Grave Creek to the mouth of Watson Creek. This allows for dispersed camping throughout the forest.

“The consistently cooler weather and precipitation reduces the fire danger enough to allow the lifting of all public use restrictions which have been in place throughout the summer,” said Deputy Fire Staff Officer Mike McCann.

Please continue to take appropriate precautions when enjoying campfires and make sure they are dead out prior to departing the area. Enjoy the cooler weather, clear skies and colors of the fall season on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest!

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