Fire Danger Level High on the Siuslaw National Forest
Corvallis, OR— The Siuslaw National Forest moved to a Fire Danger Level High today. Forest Officials are asking that visitors please be fire safe when visiting the national forest.
“Due to continued hot and dry weather and the commitment of some of our fire personnel to other fires in Oregon, we have moved our Fire Danger Level to a High,” says Dan Eddy, Fire Management Officer for the Siuslaw National Forest.
A High Fire Danger Level means that fuels are dry so that fires can start easily from any cause, unattended camp fires are more likely to escape and fires that do escape may become serious and difficult to control. Visit our webpage for more information on Fire Danger Levels.
Currently, 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.
“Most of the fires on the Siuslaw National Forest are human caused,” Eddy adds. “We want people to please be aware and fire safe in the woods and on the beaches.”
The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) remains an IFPL II on all lands protected by the Siuslaw National Forest. For information about the IFPL on state protected lands, visit the Oregon Department of Forestry’s at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Pages/fire/precautionlevel.aspx
Please remain careful when visiting or traveling throughout the Forest. Report all fires to Coastal Valley Interagency Dispatch Center at 541.750.7024 or call 911.