ODF, Tillamook State Forest, wildfire

Oregon Department of Forestry extends public forest shutdown through Wednesday

A sign on Highway 6 noting "Extreme" fire danger on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Oregon Department of Forestry plans to keep all forests under their purview closed to public entry and use through at least Wednesday, September 16. The earliest they could open is Thursday, September 17. 

“Fire danger remains extreme, air quality is bad to hazardous, and last week’s wind storms caused downed trees on roads and other safety problems that need to be cleared. We appreciate your understanding,” ODF spokesperson Jason Cox said in an email to the Post/Journal. 

The Oregon Department of Forestry plans to reopen industrial use in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association region’s forests under IFPL 3 (Limited Shutdown) beginning at 4 a.m. Tuesday, provided an expected favorable weather forecast holds overnight.

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