Forest Roads 40 and 45 Will Reopen to the Public on Monday
Area Closure around Sheridan Fire remains in effect
BEND– The Deschutes National Forest will reopen Forest Road 40 and Forest Road 45 (River Summit Road) on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. Besson Day Use Area will also reopen.
Roadside hazards related to firefighting efforts have been cleared along these main routes to allow safe passage for vehicles; however, firefighters may still be working in the area and may utilize or work on these roads. Please use caution while traveling, reduce speed and do not attempt to pass fire traffic.
As a reminder, an area closure remains in effect while firefighters strengthen containment lines on the Sheridan Fire west of Sunriver, Oregon. In addition to the area closure, Wanoga and Edison sno-parks are closed to the public while they are being used to stage firefighting personnel and equipment for the Sheridan Fire.
All roads shown in green (see attached map) remain open to the public.
As the area surrounding the fire becomes safe for public use, closures will continue to be reassessed and lifted as areas become safe for public use.
The Sheridan Fire started on August 17, 2016 about 2 miles west of Sunriver, OR and swiftly grew to 191 acres in the first 24 hours. Aggressive firefighting efforts have kept the fire within planned containment lines. The cause of the fire is under investigation.