Southwest Oregon, June 21, 2021— The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is increasing the fire danger to Moderate on all ranger districts across the forest, effective at 12:01 a.m. June 22, 2021. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level remains at Level 1 and Stage 1 campfire restrictions remain in place within the boundaries of the Wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River from Grave Creek to the mouth of Watson Creek.
With the steady increase of hot temperatures and associated fire danger and with public safety in mind, the Forest has requested and received additional funding for increased patrols, detection flights and law enforcement staffing.
Fire agencies in southwest Oregon are urging caution for all those participating in outdoor activities this season. The right conditions can mean that just one small spark from an unattended campfire, operating equipment, or the catalytic converter from a vehicle igniting fine fuels. To date this season, most fire starts have been caused by vehicles.
Please take appropriate precautions and only park in areas free of dry vegetation when out in the woods. If you are towing or utilizing a trailer, make sure that chains are not dragging to cause sparks. Enjoy your public lands and help us keep them, and you, protected, by minimizing fire starts and smoke in the air. All current fire restrictions may be found on our forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/rogue-siskiyou/alerts-notices
Please check throughout the fire season for current restrictions when planning your outdoor excursions. As a general reminder, fireworks are prohibited on public lands. Wishing you a safe summer while enjoying your National Forests!