Fire Fighting on Tiller Ranger District Temporarily Closes Roads West of Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness

Release Date: Aug 11, 2017   Roseburg, Oregon

Contact: Emily Veale, (541) 670-5289

Concerns for public safety have caused the U.S. Forest Service to temporarily close several roads on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest for firefighting.

The roads include most of the access to the western edge of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. This includes forest roads generally south of Skillet Creek and Camp Comfort campgrounds and east of Dumont Creek and South Umpqua Falls campgrounds and north of Abbott Butte trailhead.

Uncontrolled wildfires are burning in the areas which these roads access. There is also an increase in traffic related to fire suppression. Active fire is inside the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. Forest Service officials recommend people wanting a fire-free experience try exploring the Cottage Grove Ranger District on the Umpqua National Forest.

The closed roads consists of National Forest Road No. 29 and all spur roads from the junction of 2980 to the junction NFS Road No. 2838, and NFS Road No. 2924 which is closed in its entirety, and NFS Road No. 2980 from the junction of NFS Road No. 29 to the junction of NFS Road No. 2980-700, and NFS Road No. 2838 from NFS Road No.  2823 to the junction of NFS Road No. 2838-800, and NFS Road No. 2835 From NFS Road No 2830 to NFS Road No. 2830-800, and NFS Road No. 2830 from NFS Road No. 2830-600 to NFS Road No. 29, and NFS Road No. 2838-800 closed in its entirety, and NFS Road No. 68 from the junction of NFS Road No. 29 to the Umpqua National Forest Boundary, and NFS Road No. 2826 from the junction of NFS Road No. 2826-300 to NFS Road No. 27.

For more information, visit the Forest’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua or www.facebook.com/UmpquaNationalForest.