Winthrop, WA Much of the Forest closure associated with the Little Bridge Creek Fire is being lifted today.

The area around, and including the following recreation sites is open:

War Creek Campground

Mystery Campground

Poplar Flat Campground

South Creek Campground

Roads End Campground

Twisp River Horse Camp

War Creek Trail #408

Reynolds Creek Trail

South Creek Trail

Slate Lake Trail

Louis Lake Trail

Twisp Pass Trail

North Creek Trail

Scatter Creek Trail

Blackpine Lake Campground was opened last week.

Fire season continues though, and forest recreationists are encouraged to use caution.  The fire weather forecast for the short term calls for some precipitation but the 8-10 day forecast is for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.  The campfire ban remains in place, and fire danger is very high.

“It is my intent to reopen access to public lands as soon as it is safe to do so,” said Michael Liu, Methow Valley District Ranger.  “Each day we evaluate whether the risks, or threats, to firefighters and the public have been removed or mitigated.  As conditions change, we will modify the closures accordingly.”

Information about the Little Bridge Creek, Carlton and Upper Falls Creek fires is available online at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov.

Information about area closures is maintained on the Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/okawen.

To report a fire, please call 911.