Tuesday, September 18, 2012
As of Sept. 14, Hancock Forest Management, Stevenson Land Company, Broughton Lumber Company,Kreps Ranch, LLC, Kreps Family, LLC, Longview Timberlands LLC, International Forestry Consultants, Inc, and Western Pacific Timber, LLC, are continuing closure of their property and roads to all public entry in Klickitat, Yakima, and Skamania counties.
Stevenson Land Company and Longview Timberlands lands in Hood River and Wasco counties in Oregon are also closed.
"This action continues to be necessary because of the extremely dry conditions, high fire danger, and major fires that have occurred, said Hancock Forest Management Area Manager Wayne Vinyard.
Washington Department of Natural Resources maintains the Industrial Fire Precaution Level at IFPL 3.
These properties will remain closed to all public entry until significant rain reduces the fire danger to IFPL 1.
According to Vinyard, most entry points to the various properties are posted and security patrols have been assigned to strictly enforce the closure.