Fire danger rising in the Siuslaw National Forest
Corvallis, OR— A mild winter and dryer spring are ushering in an early fire season on the Siuslaw National Forest. Forest Officials are asking that visitors please be fire safe when visiting the national forest.
“With hotter and dryer weather this spring, we are seeing fires earlier than usual,” says Dan Eddy, Fire Management Officer for the Siuslaw National Forest.
The forest has no fire restrictions for the public in place, but asks that visitors use caution while enjoying their natural spaces. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:
1. Keep camp fires small, in an area that has been cleared down to mineral soil
2. Only burn materials that fit within your campfire ring
3. Extinguish all campfires before leaving—even if you will only be away for a short time
4. Smoke in your vehicle or a cleared area that is at least four square feet wide.
“We have responded to and put out three, small human caused fires this last week on the forest—all less than half an acre,” Eddy adds. “We want people to please be aware and fire safe in the woods and on the beaches.”