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Fire closes some public access to Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area near Dayville

July 2, 2015

SALEM, Ore.—The active Corner Creek Fire is burning in the Ochoco National Forest and along the South Fork of the John Day River.

As a precaution, the Incident Command Team on the fire plan to close the South Fork Road from Dayville to Izee for public and personnel safety.

This closure will eliminate public access to the Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area along the South Fork and to Murderers Creek from the west side of the wildlife area. People may still access this part of the wildlife area from the Malheur National Forest. The Flat Creek area on the north end of the wildlife area is unaffected and remains open to the public.

For more information about Phillip W Schneider Wildlife Area visit




Michelle Dennehy
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
(503) 947-6022 / (503) 931-2748

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