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Fire Limits Fishing on North Umpqua

July 30, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

The recent blistering heat in the U.S. northwest makes lightning-caused wildfires almost inevitable, and some popular fly fishing rivers — like the North Umpqua — are already in danger of being shut down. “A fire burning near the popular fly-fishing section of the North Umpqua River in southwestern Oregon grew to 1,630 acres, and the Forest Service said smoke in the air had grounded helicopters and air tankers called in to fight it.” In the Seattle Times.