Emergency closure of public lands in Curry County

Firefighter Martin Lopez shared these photographs of night burnout operations on the Chetco Bar Fire. Photo via Rogue River-Siskiyou National

BROOKINGS, Ore. - The Bureau of Land Management, Coos Bay District, is issuing a temporary emergency closure of public lands in Curry County, OR.

This closure affects public lands within and adjacent to the Chetco Bar Fire, currently burning approximately 4,000 acres of BLM administered lands.

This emergency closure is necessary to ensure public safety, land health and resource integrity during firefighting activities.

The fire is not contained or controlled, and ongoing suppression and restoration activities preclude safe public access.

This closure affects public lands inside the established perimeter of the Chetco Bar Fire road and area closure and is specific to BLM lands and routes only. The area will be closed to motorized and non-motorized transportation, including foot traffic. This closure will be in effect immediately and will remain in effect until the Chetco Bar Fire is declared controlled.

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