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Soda Mountain, Pilot Rock closed due to Klamathon fire

Part of the Pacific Crest Trail and roads to Soda Mountain and Pilot Rock are among lands being closed to the public while firefighters continue work on the Klamathon fire burning at the California border.

The closure includes:

  • Emigrant Creek Road
  • Baldy Creek Road
  • Soda Mountain Road
  • Pilot Rock Road
  • Lone Pilot Trail
  • Pacific Crest Trail from Highway 66 west to the boundary of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

Additionally, all Bureau of Land Management lands and roads within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument within the closure area are also off-limits to the public.

The closure is being announced by the BLM’s Medford District in cooperation with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District.

The closure is necessary to ensure public safety, land health and resource integrity during firefighting activities, a release from the agencies said. Areas affected by the closure order will be posted at main access and entry points.

Maps of the closure are available at the BLM Medford District Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford. The office can be reached at 541-618-2200 or by email at BLM_OR_MD_Mail@blm.gov.

Additional information about the current status of fires in Oregon/Washington is available at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center.

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