Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will move to Phase C Public Use Restrictions effective midnight tonight

Release Date: Aug 19, 2015

Contact(s): Matt Burks, Katy Gray

Baker City, OR: Forest officials will implement Phase C public use restrictions at 12:01 AM on Thursday, August 20, 2015 on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest due to extreme fire danger, the potential for human caused fires, and concern for public safety.

Phase C Fire restrictions are:

  • Campfires are not allowed.  Liquid and bottle gas stoves only.
  • No internal combustions engine operation, except for motor vehicles.
  • Smoking is allowed only in enclosed vehicles and buildings, developed recreation sites, or cleared areas.
  • No off-road/off-trail vehicle travel or travel on roads not cleared of standing grass or other flammable material; no vehicle travel on those Forest Service roads where access has been impeded or blocked by earthen berm, logs, boulders, barrier, barricade or gate, or as otherwise identified in the Fire Order.

Certain exceptions apply within the Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. To view the complete Phase C Fire Order and Fire Closures on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest please visit www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/

Additional Fire information can be found at:

Phone: Fire and Evacuation Information: (541) 523-2905

Email: BakerCoJointInfo@gmail.com (Email this address for daily fire updates.)

Blog: http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com






http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ (Cornet)

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4497/ (Windy Ridge)

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4502/ (El Dorado)

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481 / (Eagle Complex)