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News Release
BLM Edson and Sixes recreation sites and campgrounds closed due to Anvil Fire - 09/14/23

Coos Bay, Oregon – As a result of the Anvil Fire, the BLM is closing the Edson and Sixes campgrounds and recreation sites until further notice. This order is for the safety of the public and firefighter personnel. 

Members of the public may not enter closed areas. All uses—including hiking, hunting and camping—are prohibited.  

“This closure order is to keep the public and firefighters safe,” said Steve Lydick, Coos Bay District Manager. “The BLM continues to work closely with the fire team and county emergency managers on public safety measures resulting from the Anvil Fire.”  

Maps of the closure areas are available on the Bureau of Land Management’s website at  https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions.  

For additional information about the Anvil Fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident-information/orrsf-anvil-fire. Information for the Flat and Anvil Fires can also be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/flatfireoregon2023/ 

For the latest road and weather condition updates, visit https://www.tripcheck.com/. 

Please call 911 to report any signs of new fires. 

A list of fire restrictions and closure orders for BLM Oregon-Washington public lands are available at https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BLMOregon. 


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals. 

Attached Media Files: Closure order and map
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