Emergency Fire Closure in effect this afternoon for Ben Young Fire

An emergency fire closure is now in effect for the Ben Young Fire area on the Paisley Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

The closure area is on the National Forest System land east of Forest Road 33 from Forest Road 3510 north towards Paisley. Also closed are Forest Roads 3510-018 off Clover Flat Road, the 3510 Road between the Forest Boundary Forest Road 33, and Road 3509 between Forest Road 3510 and the 28 Road.

Within the closure area are Marster Spring Campground, Chewaucan Crossing Campground, Jones Crossing Forest Camp, Moss Meadow Horse Camp, Moss Pass Trailhead and Campground, and the Fremont National Recreation Trail. These recreation sites are all closed due to the emergency fire closure.

The closure order is formally referenced as 06-02-03-20-01. It went into effect this afternoon and is in effect until conditions allow or December 1, 2020, whichever occurs first. There will be public notification when the closure order is lifted.

Forest visitors are asked to avoid the fire area and related roads while suppression activities continue. Anyone driving in the area should watch for increased traffic and vehicles associated with wildland firefighting.

Violations of the closure order are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment of not more than 6 months or both.

Click the link below for a detailed map

06-02-03-20-01 – Ben Young Fire Closure Exhibit A

The Ben Young Fire is currently burning on the Paisley Ranger District approximately 10 miles south of Paisley. The fire is estimated between 1,200 and 1,500 acres and there is no containment.