Restrictions on campfires, smoking and off-road travel are in effect on the Umatilla National Forest because of increased fire danger.
Brian Goff, fire staff officer, said hot and dry weather has caused higher fire danger, so officials have ordered the following restrictions:
-- No open campfires, including charcoal briquettes and cooking fires, until further notice, except in fire pits at designated recreation sites. Pressurized gas barbecues, stoves and space-heating devices are allowed.
-- Smoking is allowed only within enclosed vehicles, buildings, developed recreation sites or when stopped in an area cleared of all flammable materials.
-- Vehicles are not allowed off developed forest roads and trails, except to reach campsites within 300 feet of an open road.
For more information, call the national forest office at 541-278-3722. Restrictions will be updated on the toll-free message line at 877-958-9663 and also are available online at s.fed.us/r6/uma.