Bureau of Land Management issues additional emergency fire closures for Rum Creek Fire

Medford, Ore – As a result of increased fire activity, the Bureau of Land Management Grants Pass Field Office has temporarily closed BLM-managed areas near the Rum Creek Fire for public and firefighter safety. Members of the public may not enter closed areas, and all uses—including hiking, hunting and dispersed camping—are prohibited.

The closure order encompasses a broad area west of Galice on both the south and north side of the Rogue River. Galice Road is closed north of Almeda boat ramp, as is Peavine Road. Please see the map for full closure information on the BLM website: https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions.

The Galice Road is closed north of Almeda County Park to Grave Creek. The only access to Grave Creek Boat Ramp will be by Lower Rogue River permit holders and those accessing Grave Creek from Wolf Creek.

The Lower Section of the Wild and Scenic Rogue River at Grave Creek is open to boaters with permits as conditions allow. Northwest Team 13 will post to Facebook at 6AM daily with the current river status at https://www.facebook.com/rumcreekfire2022.

Public and firefighter safety are the highest priority. The extreme fire danger and behavior have prompted the closure of these sites while fire suppression crews respond to the incidents. As it becomes safe to do so, firefighters will begin to assess the closure and their impacts in alignment with sound risk management practices.

Weather and fuel conditions remain favorable for continued fire spread. For the latest road and weather condition updates, visit https://www.tripcheck.com/. BLM Medford District has additional fire closures and fire restriction information available on BLM.GOV.

Please call 911 to report any signs of new fires.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Bureau of Land Management

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Medford District Office

Contacts

Name:
Jeanne Klein