Fire restrictions now in effect on BLM lands
Fire restrictions are now in effect on BLM lands. Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore., KEZI – Bureau of Land Management officials announced on Tuesday that fire restrictions are now in effect for all BLM-managed public lands throughout Oregon and Washington.
The BLM said that the use of fireworks, exploding or metallic targets, steel component ammunition, tracer or incendiary devices, and sky lanterns are prohibited as of May 23 in order to reduce the risk of human-caused fires.
“Although we had a wet winter, we must still be careful with activities that can cause a spark to keep our first responders, local communities, and public lands safe from accidental wildfires,” said Anita Bilbao, BLM Oregon/Washington Associate State Director. “We are…
Storm brings rain and snow to Cedar Creek Fire
Recent storms in Oregon have pushed the Cedar Creek Fire to 55% containment. Find out more here.
Fire crews working the months old Cedar Creek Fire have caught a break with the help from a strong storm that’s blown into the Oregon.
Saturday’s fire update listed accumulating snow instead of more acres burned.
“With much lower temperatures, higher relative humidity, and considerable precipitation expected over the next few days, fire activity is expected to decrease substantially, with the possibility of 3 – 5 inches of snow in the fire area. However, some smoldering will continue in the fire area,” the update read.
Firefighters will work patrol and mop up, but scouts will evaluate the impact of high winds and precipitation…