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Deschutes National Forest Officials Remove Lionshead Fire Closure on Sisters Ranger District

Closure order rescinded after area receives heavy rainfall decreasing fire activity

Sisters, Ore.- Deschutes National Forest officials have rescinded the remaining portion of the Lionshead Fire Closure reopening access to the entirety of the Sisters Ranger District’s portion of the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness and access along Forest Service Road 12. The Lionshead Fire received heavy amounts of precipitation limiting decreasing fire behavior and activity.

Visitors should use caution when traveling in the Metolius Basin as firefighting resources continue to conduct work in the area.

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Ignitions are complete on the Bend-Fort Rock, Crescent & Sisters Ranger Districts’ prescribed burns. Firefighters on all burns will transition to mop-up using water and digging to cool the perimeter of the prescribed burns.