Sky Lakes Wilderness Fire Closes Cold Springs Trailhead

Release Date: Aug 16, 2012  

Contact(s): Erica Hupp 541-883-6715


Klamath Falls, Ore- On the afternoon of August 14, local and regional firefighting resources were dispatched to the Cold Springs Fire located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness on the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The human-caused fire is estimated to be 22.5 acres.

The Cold Springs Fire is burning just off of the South Rock Creek trail, which made it necessary to close the Cold Springs Trailhead. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is not being impacted by this fire, but parts of this trail are closed on the Willamette and Umpqua National Forests due to the Butte Fire. Information about the Pacific Crest Trail closure is available at http://www.pcta.org.

Resources currently on the fire consist of four hand crews, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview Districts’ 20-person veterans crew; six smokejumpers; and four repellers. These resources are being supplied by the Fremont-Winema and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests, BLM, Central Oregon Fire Management Service and contractors.

Fire danger throughout south central Oregon remains extreme. Fire officials ask the public to be sure what public use restrictions are in place for the areas they plan to recreate on. For updated information, please call the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) fire information hotline at 541-947-6223.

For additional fire information visit:

 

Klamath Falls Interagency Fire Center

http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/kfifc/intel.html

 

Lakeview Interagency Fire Center

http://www.scofmp.org/lifc.shtml