Bureau of Land Management Roseburg District closing Francis Creek Road to aid wildfire suppression

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management Roseburg District is closing Francis Creek Road from the junction with the Canton Creek Road north to the Roseburg District boundary due to fire activity associated with the Rough Patch Complex effective Friday, Aug. 6.

Francis Creek Road (BLM road 24-1-26) from the junction with Canton Creek Road (BLM road 25-1E-31) north to the Roseburg District boundary in Township 24 South, Range 1 West, Section 1, will close at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, and remain closed until wildfires in the area are declared controlled.

As of Wednesday evening, the Type 2 complex had burned 841 acres, with containment of 3 percent. Recreationists are advised to stay clear of the area and as to not obstruct active fire operations.

For more information about the complex, go to https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7758/. For more information about the closure, contact Cheyne Rossbach, 541-579-0648.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s 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


Roseburg District Office


Cheyne Rossbach