JOHN DAY, HINES, PRAIRIE CITY, OR-Firefighters have made significant
progress on the Black Butte Fire and it is now 100 % contained. Combined with the recent
change in weather Fire Managers have decided to terminate the closure area on the Black Butte
Hunters should be cautious when entering a recently burned area and be aware of increased
hazards, particularly snags. Dead or dying trees that remain standing after a fire are unstable,
especially in high winds. Don’t camp or hang out in the burned area. And, as always, let someone
know your planned route, destination and expected return time
The Black Butte Closure Area consisted of:
Closure area consists of all geographical areas on Forest Service land within boundaries of the following
description: Starting at the intersection of Forest Service Road (FSR) 16 and FSR 1675 at T. 15 S, R. 35.5
E, Sec. 26, south on FSR 16 to the junction of FSR 16 and FSR 1663 at T. 16 S, R. 35 E, Sec. 19, south,
on FSR 1663 to junction of FSR 1663495 at T. 17 S, R. 35.5 E, Sec. 28,south along FSR 1663495 to the
junction of FSR 1663495 and FSR 1663496 at T. 17 S, R. 35.5 E. Sec. 27, south on FSR 1663496 to the
junction of FSR 1663 at T. 17 S, R. 35.5 E, Sec. 34 continue south on FSR 1663 until it intersects with
Tamarack Creek at T17 S, R. 35.5 E, Sec. 3 southeast along Tamarack Creek to the Malheur National
Forest boundary at T. 18 S, R. 36 E, Sec. 12. Follow the Malheur National Forest boundary north to T. 16
S, R. 36 E, Sec. 4, where the boundary intersects with FSR 1675902 at T. 16 S, R. 36 E, Sec. 28.
Continuing north on FSR 1675902 to junction FSR 1675 and continue north on FSR 1675 to the junction
with FSR 1675423 at T. 16 S, R. 36 E, Sec. 9 then east on FSR 1675423 to junction 1675, at T. 16 S, R.
35.5 E, Sec.12 north on 1675 to the junction of FSR 16 at T 15 S, R 35.5 E, Sec. 26.
This area is now open.
The Termination Order can be found on our homepage, right hand side, the red button on the
very bottom: www.fs.usda.gov/malheur.
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