Fire Danger Climbs To "Extreme" In Wild & Scenic Section of Rogue River

Effective Wednesday, July 24, the fire danger level will climb to "extreme" in the "Wild & Scenic" section of the Rogue River, according to te Oregon Department of Forestry. No open fires of any kind will be allowed. The ODF protects the section of the river between Grave Creek and Marial. The remainder is protected by the Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forest. With the raising of fire danger levels, these regulations will go into effect: 1. Smoking will be prohibited except in boats on the water, and on naturally vegetation free gravel bars and sand bars below the river's high water mark. 2. Open fire are prohibited- including camp fires, charcoal fires, and warming fires. Portable cooking stoves using liquified or bottled fuels will be allowed on naturally vegetation free gravel bars and sand bars below the high water mark. 3. Travelers must carry a shovel and bucket. 4. Fireworks are prohibited. Anyone who needs further information is advised to call (541) 479-3735.

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