BLM lifts emergency closure at Fort Sage OHV Recreation Area

The Bureau of Land Management has lifted the temporary emergency closure at the Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area near Doyle, California following full containment of the Laura 2 Fire.

“Most of the roads and trails are again open along with all trailheads and other facilities,” said BLM Eagle Lake Field Office Manager Emily Ryan. “We ask that visitors heed any areas that are flagged, and that they stay on designated routes, avoiding driving and riding on burned areas.”

The BLM temporarily closed the site last week after the Laura 2 Fire burned through the area. Fanned by high winds and fueled by dry brush and grass, the fire burned about 2,800 acres on Tuesday, Nov. 17. It burned onto public lands after destroying homes and other buildings in the community of Doyle.

The Fort Sage OHV Area just east of Doyle provides about 100 miles of roads and trails for motorcycles, all terrain vehicles and four-wheel drive trucks.