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September 18, 2012
POLK COUNTY -- Weyerhaeuser has closed all of its timberland operations in Oregon and Washington to the public because of extreme forest fire danger.
The announcement was made on Friday. The closure will remain in effect until lands receive adequate rainfall and temperatures cool, Weyerhaeuser officials said in a press release.
Weyerhaeuser owns approximately 50,000 acres in Polk County in the Mill Creek, Black Rock and Kings Valley areas. Those sites are typically open during hunting season.
Western Oregon's deer season opens Sept. 29. Sportsmen can check the fire status of large private timberland properties at www.oregon.gov/odf.