August 12, 2017 7:00 a.m.
Due to the fire-fighting effort in the Tiller Ranger District, Forest Service officials have closed several roads.
Emily Veale of the Umpqua National Forest says the roads include most of the access to the western edge of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. Veale says this includes forest roads generally south of Skillet Creek and Camp Comfort campgrounds, east of Dumont Creek and South Umpqua Falls campgrounds and north of Abbott Butte Trailhead.
Emily Veale says uncontrolled wildfires are burning in the areas which these roads access. There is also an increase in traffic related to fire suppression. Active fire is inside the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. Forest Service officials recommend people wanting a fire-free experience try exploring the Cottage Grove Ranger District on the Umpqua National Forest.
Complete information is available on the Umpqua National Forest website which is www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua.