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Ochoco National Forest Implements Temporary Area Closure for Frog Fire

Prineville, Ore. – Effective immediately, Ochoco National Forest officials have put in place an area closure for the Frog Fire burning in the Maury Mountains on the Ochoco National Forest. The Frog Fire, which started August 16 and is now estimated at 3,700 acres, is burning in the steep and rugged terrain of the Maury Mountains in heavy timber and now onto adjacent private rangelands and land managed by the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management.


The following area closure is in place (see attached map for details):


All lands managed by the US Forest Service west of NFSR (National Forest System Road) 17 in the Maury Mountains. Including Forest Service managed lands within T. 17 S, R. 18 E., sections 20-29 and 33-36; T. 17 S., R. 17 E., sections 19-36; T. 18 S., R. 18 E., sections 1-4, 9-12, 14, and 15; T. 18 S., R. 19 E., sections 1-12, 14-18, 22, and 23.


The following road closures are in place:


  • All National Forest System Roads found within the area closure are closed.
  • NFSR 17 will remain open for public use.


For more information on the Frog Fire, visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7036/



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